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Local Students Get Down To Business

A golf ball with a built in GPS, an iPhone app that disables texting while driving, and a safer way to fly airplanes--these are all innovations from local high school students.
 
"When you talk about entrepreneurship, everyone wants to better their lives, and entrepreneurship you control your own destiny. And so we're looking for leaders, kids are looking to be leaders," said Dan Babcock, CEO/Founder of Modern Marketing Concepts.
 
And students like Erin Whitney say they agree. Her team has been working on an app that would allow parents and employers to disable a driver's phone while they're operating a vehicle.
 
"It's a really good experience because it's like a hands-on learning experience from all of our business classes that we've been taking all throughout high school...and launch our idea," said Erin Whitney, a senior at Johnson City High School.
 
Students say they developed their ideas from everyday  activities they think could be improved. Noah Wenzinger worked alone on his plan for safer aircraft control--pulling from his own experience.
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"There's a great deal of satisfaction with it. I'm a pilot, I'm in flight training. And I can picture myself using this," said Noah Wenzinger, a sophomore at Binghamton High School.

Each business plan that has been entered into today's competition has the opportunity to win scholarship money. Many students say that if they won, they would use that money to further their innovations.

"It's really exciting because we can use that money to further our ideas as well, or just toward school in general," said Whitney.
 
Organizers say they're impressed with the unique ideas students have come up with--and hope that some may develop into actual businesses.
 
"The goal was to add one job, and I think we can make that a reality pretty quickly," said Babcock.
 
The hope is that down the road, this competition will produce jobs and opportunity for the area.

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