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John, Phyllis, Nicole and Brender

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 as honesty

-William Shakespeare


E CITY and Warrensville Heights Middle School

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Warrensville Heights Middle School is a part of the Warrensville Heights City School District and is located at 4285 Warrensville Center Road.

WHMS student working with business coach

2004-2005 School Year

Warrensville Heights Middle School and E CITY were at it again!  For the third year in a row, E CITY partnered with the Warrensville Heights School District to implement its entrepreneurship program at the middle school.  Brender Arnold, the teacher for the first two classes, also taught this class.  Co-teacher Phyllis Cummings joined the team this year, too.  Eleven students graduated from this program at the business plan competition and graduation which was held  on April 14 at the middle school


Winner with judges and Mr. Z

We thank the following volunteer “coaches” who helped students polish their business ideas in preparation for their presentations, and the judges who rated the presentations and gave feedback to the students:

David Boone
Mike Ciani
Nina Talley
Doug Crandall
Stephanie Finch
Alison Bennett
Tyler Church
Ami Tyler
Kitty Makley
Trisha Fomby


Mark Nasca
Steve Williams
Chris Brauser
Shawn Rech
Robert Brlas

Mike Ciani, business Coach, working with a WHMS student
The judges awarded these students cash prizes for their business ideas and presentations
1st place, $150 -  Martinique Mims for "Off the Chain Key Chains"
2nd place, $100 -
Brittany Webb for "The Glassery Gallery"
3rd place, $50 -  Keana Pryer for "K is for Keychain"
2003-2004 School Year
E CITY completed its second in-school program at Warrensville Heights Middle School on January 15, 2004 where eight students presented their business ideas in a business plan competition held at the school.  Brender Arnold led the students through the NFTE curriculum and worked with them to develop small businesses, such

WHMS Finalist at business competition

as selling pizza, candy, baked goods, posters, etc. after school. Both the superintendent of Warrensville Heights CITY School District, Dr. Gwendolyn Cooke, and the principal of the middle school, Charles Al Pattillo, have been very supportive of the E CITY program.  The average attendance for this program was 84% and the average test score increase on business knowledge was 21%
1st place winner of $150 –    Tiffany Jeffries
2nd place winners of $100 – DeVaughn Exum
3rd place winner of $50 –    Jasmine Sledge

Susan Bookshar working with the WHMS class

2002-2003 School Year
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 course by developing and presenting a business plan. Nine students participated in the final business plan competition on December 11, 2002.

E CITY students, staff, and teacher at WHMS

Susan Bookshar working with WHMS class
1st place winner of $150 –     Brandon Steel
2nd place winner of $100 –    Daniel Peterson
3rd place tie winner of $25 –  Alaina Powell
3rd place tie winner of $25 –  Jasmine Sharp

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