A team of students from Poly High School won the Project ECHO entrepreneurial business plan contest recently at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Poly surpassed teams from 25 other high schools. The Poly students’ plan involved the sale of healthful foods at school through a food truck. Members of the winning team were Valerie Zawicki, Jazmyn Yap, Hannah Deighton, Elizabeth Robinet and Claire Cunningham.
Two other Poly teams also received awards. Students were advised by Poly economics teachers Jeff Montooth and Dan Adler, along with other ninth grade Poly PACE teachers.
The nonprofit Project ECHO is coordinated by entrepreneurs, teachers, graduate students and other supporters who provide a hands-on entrepreneurial experience to high school students throughout Southern California.