One of the many exciting features of the Reynolds ACA at Highland Springs HS, which graduates its first class of 18 students in May, 2017, is the Reynolds Entrepreneurship Program (REP), a novel student organization that combines members of the Reynolds ACA at Highland Springs HS with adult Business Administration students enrolled on Reynolds college campuses. Students meet regularly to develop and share business plans and entrepreneurial ideas and to learn from members of the Richmond business community.
Recently, a team of five REP members, high school juniors and seniors in the Reynolds ACA at Highland Springs HS, competed in the Virginia Entrepreneurial Challenge. Pictured below (l. to r.): Seth Savage, Cierra Huff, The Honorable Governor Terrence (Terry) McAuliffe, Brandon Lambert, Malik Grant, and Cheyenne Eames.
The team's entrepreneurial idea, according to Brandon Lambert (Reynolds ACA at Highland Springs HS Class of 2017), is an app that would enable college students with similar study characteristics (e.g., preferred group size, subjects, environment, location) to meet up to form study groups. The app would be sold to universities directly (with a pricing structure based on institutional size and retention rate) and incorporated into the technological resources already made available to students. "I felt like I knew how to present but this competition took me to the next level," Brandon said in an interview. "I now know the difference between a good presentation and a winning presentation."
Below, Cheyenne Eames snaps a selfie with the governor.
Below, Cheyenne Eames and Cierra Huff observe the competition.
For more information about REP, contact Professor Maxie Cannon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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