PHS student Delaney Scudella holding certificate

Plymouth High School student Delaney Scudella finished second in the Midwest High School Pitch Competition.

PHS student 2nd in Midwest business competition

Posted April 17, 2017

Plymouth High School student Delaney Scudella recently placed second at the Midwest High School Pitch Competition sponsored by the UW-Whitewater Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization.

The competition is meant to help foster an entrepreneurial mindset within high school students and to provide them with practical skills of business model development and professional presentation skills. 

"I am very thankful for the opportunity to create and present a business pitch and look forward to one day making my plan into a reality,” Delaney said.

She created a business plan for her "Princess Company," which would provide costumed entertainers for children's birthday parties and other events, in the Principles of Business class taught by June Winkel.

As one of five finalists chosen from the 22 entrants in the Pitch Competition, Delaney earned the chance to present her business plan to a panel of entrepreneurs. As second-place finisher, she was awarded a prize of $200.

"She composed a very thorough plan describing her proposed services, competitors, marketing strategy and projected financial plan," Mrs. Winkel said. "One of the judges commented that Delaney gave a collegiate-level business pitch!"