Congratulations to Anya Misner, a Grade 10 student at Balmoral Hall School, whose work on a recent project earned her an award of distinction from business leaders in her hometown!
When asked about sharing the news of her achievement with the Balmoral Hall School community, Anya graciously wrote the following:
“As you know, the Grade 10 students worked on passion projects throughout the school year. I decided to make environmentally friendly products from beeswax. My Honeywell Beetique products consist of beeswax wraps, lips balms, deodorant, candles, and fire starters. After giving my passion project presentation to my family and teachers, I came across a local contest for young entrepreneurs being held by the Springfield Chamber of Commerce called the ‘YES Challenge.’
“I thought it would be interesting to enter my passion project in the contest. To enter, I had to create a video highlighting my business and its potential. There were 35 entries from potential businesses in the contest. A few weeks after making my submission, I got a phone call to inform me that I was one of the top five finalists. I was super excited, but also nervous as all the finalists had to present to a panel of judges who are business leaders in our community. I made a PowerPoint presentation to showcase my business and my plans to expand it.”
“After my presentation, the judges expressed to me that they were very impressed with my business plan for Honeywell Beetique. A week after that, I got another phone call, this time to inform me that I had won first place and the grand prize of $2,500 to invest in my business! I was super excited when I got the call, and I am currently working on launching my business to the public.
“The top three winners were announced all over the Springfield Chamber of Commerce social media platforms. There is also an article being written in our local newspaper about the competition and the winners. I am looking forward to seeing what the future holds for me and Honeywell Beetique!”