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PHS' Kimberlyn Lopez Herrera Selected as 1 of 3 Semi-Finalists in the NFTE New York Metro Regional Youth Entrepreneur Challenge

On Tuesday, May 14, three students from the Peekskill High School Entrepreneurship program attended the NFTE New York Metro Regional Youth Entrepreneur Challenge at Microsoft in Times Square.

Over 3,000 students participated in this year’s program. In the quarterfinals, Kimberlyn Lopez Herrera, Johan Flores (partner to Jocelyn Ortega), and Asusena Velesaca competed against 70 other students. These students represented 47 businesses from NYC, Westchester, and Fairfield County, Connecticut. Our students presented original product ideas and answered hard hitting questions from volunteer judges, many of whom represented local NYC businesses.

Kimberlyn’s business was one of the nine businesses that advanced to the contest’s semi-finals. Out of the final nine businesses, Kimberlyn’s business, Eco-Aqua was one of the three selected to go to finals at Chelsea Piers on June 13!

Special thanks to PHS Social Studies Teacher Mr. Ron Johnson for his leadership and for chaperoning the students on their trip to NYC.

Please join us in congratulating our PHS students. Good luck, Kimberlyn!