BT Team wins Business Plan Competition at Mount St. Joseph

Six teams from Butler Tech/Colerain, Taylor, William Henry Harrison, and Sycamore high schools competed
against each other to take home the award. Each high school team developed a business plan for
a fast-casual restaurant and presented the plan to a panel of judges made up of local business
owners and professionals.

“Mount St. Joseph University puts on this business-plan competition for local high schools
because we want to give the students the experience of not only having to put together a business
plan but of presenting in front of people who are critically evaluating their performance,” said
Dr. Cindy Veraldo, Associate Professor of Sport Management at Mount St. Joseph University,
one of the co-organizers of the event along with Matt Taske, an MSJ alum who also serves as the
university’s Manager of Annual Giving.

“This is a great real-life experience that these students will use in college and in their future
careers,” Dr. Veraldo said. “It also is a great way to bring high schools in our community to our
campus to show them some of the programs we offer and give them a taste of what university
life is like here.”

Students on Colerain High School’s winning team were:
• Austin Wolfe, Senior
• Ryan Medellin, Senior
• Kenzie Munson, Senior
• Grace Sanderson, Senior
• Ariam Gabriel, Junior
• Ana Lu Gehner, Sophmore