JHS Business Students Competed at JCC’s Pitch Perfect Business Competition

Jamestown High School business students, Dylan Glatz, Max Eimiller, Joe Ramos, Christian Edborg, and Andrew Latona recently attended the Pitch Perfect Business competition at JCC’s Olean campus. JHS students worked with other students from regional schools to develop a new product concept. The groups presented their products to judges who ultimately picked a winner and runner-up. Andrew Latona was a member of the winning group and Christan Edborg’s team was runner-up.

The students are taking JHS’ College Connections Introduction to Business through JCC taught by Dave Munella. Students can select this course as part of JHS’ Academy of Business, Management, Marketing and Technology.

“We had an opportunity to add another college level class to not only our department, but the overall offerings at Jamestown High School,” said Mr. Munella. “The Introduction to Business class was a natural fit taking the place of Marketing. It allows me to expand upon the concepts of how business plays an important role in our everyday lives. The students will receive not only their credit toward graduation requirements, but additionally, three college credits that typically will transfer to most schools.”

Mr. Munella received an email from JCC announcing the Pitch Perfect event and thought it would be a great fit for his students. “The Pitch Perfect event was a wonderful opportunity for the students to utilize real-life skills that they not only have developed in the Introduction to Business class, but also many other areas such as public speaking.  I have continuously emphasized the need for them to strengthen these areas as they move on to college and their careers.”

The student groups created innovative ideas including: an app that helps the workforce, an online grocery app with home delivery, a social media app called MyCloset where clothes are stored and people can match outfits, a power booster for cell service, and a tap water filter similar to Keurig’s coffee machines.

posted on 05/13/2015 - filed under: Academics, JHS, Spotlight, Students, teachers