Teens from 25 West Virginia counties partici-pated in the 41st annual high school Entrepreneurship Summit at Horseshoe Leadership Center.
The students included Mason Bailey, a junior at Calhoun County High School.
Students turned entre-preneurial ideas into businesses. Their efforts were coached and judged by a group of entrepreneurial professionals.
Unique features of the week included focus on building leadership skills, volunteer service initia-tives, and citizenship responsibilities.
Teens saw first-hand how Thomas and Davis are turning their towns around by visiting several entrepreneurial initiatives where owners shared stories of their successes and challenges.
The summit is a part-nership of W.Va. Chamber of Commerce, Ohio-West Virginia Youth Leadership Association, W.Va. Dept. of Education, local schools, AmeriCorps, Dominion Resources, and others.