E City and Warrensville Heights Middle School 


Warrensville Heights Middle School  is a part of Warrensville Heights City School District.  Marcia Fudge, Mayor of Warrensville Heights, helped introduce E City to the school. Thanks to the innovative spirit and support of Dr. Gwendolyn Cooke, Supt. of Schools, and Mr. Al Patillo, Principal of the middle school, the E City program is an elective in-school class for seventh and eighth grade students.

Taught by Brender Arnold, a Certified Entrepreneurship Teacher, the class is the largest E City class ever!  Students were recommended for consideration by teachers, the principal, Al Patillo, and every student in this program was interviewed by E City staff or trained volunteers before being accepted into the program.

The first E City class at Warrensville Heights Middle School proved to be a success. Nineteen students participated in this fall semester class. Sixteen of the nineteen students successfully completed the class and presented basic business plans and successfully graduated from the first E City/NFTE class held. Nine students participated in the final business plan competition on December 11. This class was excited that Dr. Gwendolyn Cooke, Superintendent of Warrensville Heights City Schools, was able to join students, teachers, parents, friends, business leaders, community leaders, and E City staff for their presentations.   Brandon Steel finished in first place winning $150. The second place winner, Daniel Peterson, was awarded $100. There was a tie for third place between Alaina Powell and Jasmine Sharp.