Students gain credit for starting business

Students gain credit for starting business

High school entrepreneurs from all over Texas met at the Kelly Alumni Center Monday night for the chance to receive a scholarship for their entrepreneurial ideas.The TCU Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Awards is a two-day event that recognizes students for their accomplishments in starting their own business.

The School of Business hosted the event, where $10,000 in scholarships was awarded. The grand prize winner received a $5,000 scholarship, and the five other winners each received a $1,000 scholarship.

Bill Moncrief, senior associate dean of the business school, said this awards night is a chance to honor the nominees for these scholarships.

Kelly Cavender, a senior at Highland Park High School in Dallas, is one of the 25 finalists chosen for his lawn business.

“I began KCAV’s Lawn Service when I was in the 8th grade, and had two lawns. Now I have 12.” Cavender said.

The students’ businesses range from graphic consulting firms to lawn services to auto detailing.

Jeff Livney, a senior at The Woodlands High School in Houston, won the $5,000 grand prize for his graphic consulting firm, Piko Zoom.

“I have learned a lot and formed many connections here that I hope to continue friendships with in the future.” Livney said.