Four students from Memorial Composite High School (MCHS) are $500 richer after completing an entrepreneurship program.
The four students — Josiah Schmidt, Patryk Szmuc, Jaden Klassen and Taylor Crossman — were each awarded a $500 cheque on Sept. 12 after taking part in the Community Futures Seeds for Success program. Seeds for Success takes place once a year for students at MCHS and provides them with $500 to start developing and implement a small business. If the students are successful, they receive an additional $500 at the end of the program.
The program is a joint initiative between the Town of Stony Plain, Parkland County, the Stony Plain and District Chamber of Commerce, and Community Futures.
This year’s participant businesses ran the gamut from a textile company to jewelry and beyond. Klassen and Crossman developed a joint business that they said produces “handcrafted metaphysical jewelry.” Szmuc developed Absolute Textiles, creating personalized clothing, logos and branding. Schmidt developed Triple C Babysitting.
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