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Alexander Hamilton Student

If you can dream it,
 you can do it.

- Author Unknown



E CITY and Alexander Hamilton
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Alexander Hamilton Middle School  was a Cleveland Municipal School District 6-8 school.
2004-2005 School Year

This fall, E CITY and Alexander Hamilton Middle School teamed up for the third time, to bring entrepreneurship education to middle school students!

And on Friday, December 17 the students held their culminating business plan competition.  Six students proudly presented business plans in PowerPoint presentations.  Nine of the original 15 students graduated from the program.


Finalist and judges

They were all congratulated for making the commitment to the program two days each week, for two-and-a-half hours after school, through the entire fall term.

Genevieve Skettle, Certified Entrepreneurship Teacher with E CITY, taught this program, and it was her third.  She was raised by entrepreneurial parents herself, and is wonderfully enthusiastic about leading young students into the world of entrepreneurship.  Principal Deborah Moore was also pleased to have the program in the school again.

We thank the following volunteer “coaches” who helped the students polish their business ideas in preparation for their presentations:

Chris Arnold John Moosebrugger
Matt Brinn Raymond Pierce
Diane Coates Sudhir Raghupathy
Heather Huston Barkley

Gladys Santiago

Yolanda Lamar-Wilder
And, we thank the following volunteers who were “Judges” at the business plan competition:
Grady Burrows Shawn Rech
Zachary Coleman Peter Scheid
Jessica Ciccarelli
It’s always a difficult decision, but the judges awarded these students cash prizes for their business ideas and presentations:
1st place, $150 – James Blanchard III for “JJ’s Card Emporium”
2nd place, $100– Kalinda Butler for “Lynn’s Key Chains”
3rd place, $50 –  Louis Tatum for “Louis Spa Treatment
Judges and Genevieve at competition
2003-2004 School Year

Susan Bookshar and Alexander Hamilton students.
Ten students completed the E CITY program at Alexander Hamilton Middle School on February 11, 2004.  The students volunteered their time after-school to participate in the 70-hour E CITY program.  The entrepreneurship class, taught by Genevieve Skettle, a teacher at the middle school, met two days a week for seventeen weeks.  The students took field trips to the Plain Dealer and the Cleveland Browns Stadium.  The students also took a field trip
to local wholesalers where they were given a $50 stipend to purchase products for their small businesses.
1st place winner of $150   Gwendolyn Talley
2nd place winners of $100Daris Schuler
3rd place winner of $50    Rickey Elmore
The average attendance was 84% and the students increased in business knowledge by 38%.


CET Genevieve Skettle assists student preparing for the competition.

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