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Winning business plans in Bellmore

Bellmore students who placed in a business plan

Bellmore students who placed in a business plan competition Credit: Bellmore Schools

Two teams of Bellmore-Merrick School District students won top awards at Virtual Enterprise International’s Long Island Region Business Plan Competition, the district said.

One group, Team Baja, created a business plan for a company that would sell hot tubs and grills, and other products for outdoor enjoyment.

Another group of students, Team Cupcake Bake, wrote a business plan for a bakery producing delicious custom-prepared cupcakes.

In a Friday announcement, the Bellmore-Merrick district said the Kennedy High School teams won second and third place in the contest, held at Molloy College.

In the competition, students create and operate a virtual company, conducting business with other teams of students worldwide.

The teams are judged on the basis of their business plans.

The Virtual Enterprise International organization sponsors similar competitions worldwide.

"Students are involved in every aspect of running a business, including human resources, accounting, product development, production, distribution, marketing, and sales," the school district said.

The district listed the team members.

Placing second was Team Cupcake Bake. Its members, Jamie Avino, Brandon Keller, Brett Capilupi, Michael Golodner, Chelsea Melworm and Anton Terlovsky, presented a business plan for their company. Their adviser is Victoria Cardinale.

Placing third was Team Baja. Its members, Jonathan Abramson, Dylan Blumenthal, Carly Imber, Alex Kaiserman, Mitchell Kaplan and Sara Schneebaum, presented the business plan. Their facilitator is Roseann Damato. The students and educators appear above.

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