Ten high school students have been named finalists for the Governor's Young Entrepreneurial Award.
Entrants are judged on business plans documenting sales, income, expenses, start-up capital and product design. Three winning business projects will be announced next week and receive a $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000 award for first, second and third place, respectively.The finalists are:
Kurt J. Avarell, Intermountain Termite & Pest Control, Salt Lake City; Ryan Bateman, World of Wings, Hooper, Weber County; Jeffrey Alma Hansen, WEBIT!, Murray; Brian Johnson, AMRAD Mats and Matting Inc., Murray; Michelle Leonhardt, Michelle's Quilts "N" Accessories, Ferron, Emery County; Trevor Paskett, Blue Ice Computer Services, Roy; Matthew Rogers, Cowboy Carving, Glendale, Kane County; Jed D. Weller, Jed's Edges & Stuff, Pleasant View, Weber County; Allen Whitaker, Al's Nursery, Kaysville; and David Wright, SUNRITE, Sandy.
The program is sponsored by the Governor's Office, Utah State Office of Education and the Department of Community and Economic Development.