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Granite CEO students finish in the top 18 at the 2024 National Pitch Competition

 Five students from the Granite CEO program were named as finalists in the 2024 National Pitch Competition. From left, Ginger Hancey, Ilena Dang, Ashli Ahlquist, Stuart Jensen and Connor Ehlers (in back). (Photo courtesy of Granite School District)

Five entrepreneurial students in the Granite Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities program finished in the top 18 of the 2024 National Pitch Competition held on April 17. Each student in the program had to craft a compelling 30-second video pitch for the businesses they developed throughout the school year. 

More than 400 students from across the country competed at the event, with Ginger Hancey (Ginger’s Holiday House), Ilena Dang (Little Learners), Stuart Jensen (Modern Cornucopia Yard Services), Connor Ehlers (Enclave PC Pros) and Ashli Ahlquist (The Crepe Spot) from the Granite CEO program named as finalists. 

The Granite CEO program, at Granite Technical Institute, provides an unconventional approach to education, allowing students to learn by working one-on-one with a business mentor. For info, visit λ