DECA Blazers team earns most Laker Effect Challenge prize money
Posted on April 17, 2018
The DECA Blazers team secured the most prize money during the Spring Laker Effect Challenge.
"DECA Blazers: Youth Empowerment Through Entrepreneurship & Innovation" earned $2,500 at the April 12 event. Team members are Zee Kandanga, Ben Parsell, Luciano Hernandez, and Shorouq Almallah, Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Seidman College of Business, in collaboration with Innovation Central High School.
Each team of students, faculty and staff members worked with a community partner to pitch their idea before judges.
Other prize recipients are listed below.
• Harrison Park Uniform Project, $1,000: Steven Sholten, Liberal Studies, in collaboration with Harrison Park Elementary & Middle School
• Cultivating the Garden of Eatin’: The Greenhouse Initiative, $1,000: Kmystry Taylor-Jackson, Erika Vanderlaan, Ines Koenig, Nadia Bowman, Rachel Wayne, Belinda Fordjour, Jonathan DeVries, K’mystry Taylor-Jackson, Elaine Jarzeboski and Lori Houghton-Rahrig, Kirkhof College of Nursing, in collaboration with The Other Way Ministries
• Ride Your Way LLC: Non-Emergent Medical Transportation, $500: Thomas and Brandyn Sikkema, Kirkhof College of Nursing, in collaboration with Mary Free Bed Sub-Acute Rehabilitation
Three top public vote poster presentations received $500. For more information, visit gvsu.edu/challenge.