Marion County participates in the Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

From left: Tuesday Weisbeck, Kinsey Klein and Dani-Quinn Klein presented their business at the Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge. They won 2nd place for their Venus bath Bath Bombs. Laura Fowler Paulus/Free Press
From left: Tuesday Weisbeck, Kinsey Klein and Dani-Quinn Klein presented their business at the Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge. They won 2nd place for their Venus bath Bath Bombs. Laura Fowler Paulus/Free Press
The 2019 Marion County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge was held from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5 in the Marion Community Building.

There were six business teams present. Five of the teams were from Hillsboro High School and one was from Marion High School.

In addition to setting up a booth for the public to check out, the students presented their businesses to the public and then gave a formal presentation to the judges and the audience.

Jessi Dalke, Hillsboro, of Jessi Dalke Photography placed first and won $1,000 for her business. She does all types of photography although her favorites are individual portraits for children and young adults. She can be found on social media or by email at jessidayle.dalke@gmail.com.

Hillsboro’s Tuesday Weisbeck, Kinsey Kleiner and Dani Klein with Venus Bath Bombs took second place and won $600 for their business. They can be found on social media or email them at kinsey.kleiner@usd410.net.

Marion’s Jarred Rahe took third place for his business The Sauce Brand which customizes clothing. He can be reached at his email rahejr@sstudent.usd408.com.

The other teams present were Rylie Daniels of Cute as a Button, Duncan Duell and Matthew Potucek of Eye in the Sky and Lily Thouvenell of Crazy Coral Customs.