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Port Chester Students Take Part In World Series Of Innovation

Port Chester High School seniors are competing in a national competition on innovation.
Port Chester High School seniors are competing in a national competition on innovation. Photo Credit: File Photo

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- Two Port Chester High School seniors recently took part in a national competition involving innovative thinking.

Sa'ad Sarraj and Geovanni Borrayes "plan on a future where they use the business skills they are learning in the Entrepreneurship course they are taking at school," according to a press release from the school district. Sarraj and Borrayes went to the World Series of Innovation event on Sept. 28 for "a day of creative thinking and expert help that would launch their entry into the World Series of Innovation, a national competition for business innovation," according to the district.

The event, held on the Stamford campus of the University of Connecticut, featured about 50 local high school students selecting a challenge, brainstorming ideas and working with business coaches for solutions, according to the release.

Sa’ad and Geovanni are submitting two entries to the competition: "a sparkling beverage marketing plan to answer Coca Cola’s challenge and a sports technology concept for the SAP challenge," according to the release. The innovation packages must be submitted by Oct. 18.

“These students took the initiative to sign up for a Saturday seminar to increase their skills.” said teacher Tom Josephson in the release. “They have already learned that putting forth extra effort increases your chances for success”.

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