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EMHS Students Place Second in Entrepreneurial Challenge

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East Meadow High School business students were second-place winners in the social entrepreneurship category at the sixth annual Nassau County Comptroller’s Entrepreneurial Challenge, held on April 25 at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola. Under the direction of business teacher Marybeth Kane, the nine-member team presented their social media app, ESCAPE.  Team members included Anusha Arora (general counsel), Skylar Caruso (CMO), Joseph Curshen (CFO), Alejandra Escobar, Shermeen Khan (CEO), Katie Manley, Karla Medrano, Joshua Savan (COO) and Eddie Stehr.  The app is designed to assist students strggling with social issues.

East Meadow High School was one of more than a dozen high schools and 26 student teams from across Nassau County to create a fictional organization’s comprehensive business plan and elevator pitch for the Entrepreneurial Challenge. This year’s theme was “civic innovation” and included two categories of competition, social entrepreneurship and technology. Filling the executive roles of a start-up technology company or community-oriented nonprofit, participants presented their business plans to a panel of judges comprised of community business owners and civic leaders.  

The district congratulates the students on this outstanding academic accomplishment.