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March 19, 2013

MARAGOS ANNOUNCES FIRST-EVER NASSAU COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGE 

OVER 200 STUDENTS FROM ACROSS NASSAU COUNTY
WILL COMPETE FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AND OTHER PRIZES

Massapequa, NY- Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos announced that his office is hosting the first-ever “Comptroller’s Entrepreneurial High School Challenge” where over 200 business students from High Schools across the County will be competing for scholarship prizes from various sponsors.

High schools from across Nassau County have formed teams to create business concepts that can thrive in the current economy. The teams will be judged on April 17th at the Theodore Roosevelt Legislative and Executive building by industry experts. The winners of the competition will receive scholarship awards from Hofstra University and Healthplex. 

“My office has created a competition where the leaders of tomorrow will be challenged today to come up with business ideas that they feel will thrive in Nassau County,” Comptroller Maragos said. “We are eager to motivate young adults to pursue business initiatives that can lead to rewarding and high paying careers.  The ideas of young adults are often the best source for cultivating the companies of the future. We want those new companies to be inspired here and to stay in Nassau County.”

Participants in the Challenge include:
College Prep Academy for Business & Law (Hempstead)
Division Ave High School (Levittown)
Hicksville High School
Kellenberg High School
Long Island Lutheran High School (Brookville)
MacArthur High School (Levittown)
Massapequa High School
New Hyde Park Memorial High School
Oyster Bay High School
Plainedge High School (N. Massapequa)
Roosevelt High School
Roslyn High School
Sewanhaka High School (Elmont)

Sponsors Include:
Hofstra University
HealthPlex
The New Plum Tomatoes of Mineola
Sweet Karma Desserts
Mineola Trophy and Awards
Vision Long Island

Nassau County Comptroller

The teams that win the Competition will receive scholarships which include $1,500 per student from Hofstra University, and $4,000 to be split among the team that comes in second place. The new plum tomatoes of Mineola have donated pizza for all the participants on the day of the event and Sweet Karma Deserts of East Meadow will donate snacks as well. Mineola trophy and awards will also be donating trophies to the schools of the winning teams.

Comptroller George Maragos said, “I am confident that our competing teams will produce a number of exciting business ideas that will be patentable or immediately be used to launch new businesses.”

Follow the event on Twitter.com/nccompchallenge and on Facebook.com/nccompchallenge

Connect with Nassau County Comptroller Maragos Online:
http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/Comptroller/index.html

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