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Two SIS Teams Compete in Entrepreneurship Competition
Lauren Goins
Friday, January 25, 2019

Two teams from Sheridan Intermediate School today competed in the final round of the 2019 Youth Entrepreneurship Showcase (Y.E.S.) for Arkansas Business Plan Competition. One team earned 4th place for Most Innovative Product.

The Y.E.S. competition is free and open to any 5th-8th grade student in Arkansas enrolled in school (public, private, home, virtual). Teams enter the competition by submitting business plans in the fall of each year. 

Out of 131 teams that submitted business plans for the competition, only 25 had the opportunity to sell their products at the Y.E.S. Expo today held at Park Plaza Mall. Not only did the two SIS teams earn their spots in the Top 25, but they also were among the Top 10 teams qualifying for the Most Innovative Product Award. The teams competed under the direction of GT Facilitator Sherri DeSoto.

Earning 4th place in Most Innovative Product, the 6th grade team, known as "Go Green Denim," sold utility belts, pencil pouches, and cup koozies which were all made out of recycled denim.

The 5th grade team sold "Purposeful Pillows," which were made from recycled clothing items. 

Picture of the two teams

Shown on the left of SIS GT Facilitator Sherri DeSoto is the fifth grade team: Christian Shipp, William Cowart, Duncan Standrige, Rylie Webb, Sydney Kate Miller, and Haleigh Lawson. To the right of DeSoto is the sixth-grade team: Avery Williams, Presley Bethea , Payton Bohler, Bri Day, and Thatcher Allen.