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OBHS Students Win Awards at Business Competition

Five Oyster Bay High School students won awards at the 17th Annual Emerging Leaders Business Competition sponsored by the Huntington Chamber of Commerce.


Seniors Aavi Gupta and Kristian Ingebrigtsen won second place in the Entrepreneurship category; junior Jillian Vicari and senior George Anagnostopoulos took second place for Graphic Design and Branding, and junior Kai Sheppard received an Honorable Mention in the Interview category.


Working in teams of two or individually, participants were challenged to think beyond the scope of the classroom by demonstrating their knowledge and capabilities in a business environment, according to business teacher Ms. Tara Beal. “They used their understanding of business to address given tasks and current issues in their category of choice, which included Entertainment Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Graphic Design, Hospitality Services, Human Resources, Not-for-Profit Fundraising, Public Relations, Retail Marketing, Sports Marketing, Travel and Tourism, and Interviewing,” she said.


The winners were recognized at an awards banquet at Parkside Manor at the Elks in Huntington, Jan. 28.With their parents and Ms. Beal in attendance, students were called up one by one to receive a glass plaque identifying their category win and placement as well as a certificate of recognition from the United States Senate.


“This is an amazing learning experience for the students who worked independently to create a presentation and then presented it to a panel of industry professionals,” Ms. Beal said. “Participation in this competition provides students with numerous transferable skills that will carry throughout their college and careers.”

students with Ms. Beal

 Pictured with teacher Ms. Tara Beal, are from left, Jillian Vicari, Aavi Gupta and George Anagnostopoulos.

second place business winners

Pictured with Aavi Gupta is Kristian Ingebrigtsen.

 honorable mention winners      

Kai Sheppard, center, received Honorable Mentionin the Interview category.