Maynard H. Jackson High student is finalist in business competition


You may recall Zicuria Ussery (above right), the student at Maynard H. Jackson High who won the APS district-wide 2009 Youth Entrepreneurs Atlanta (YEA) Business Plan Competition with a blueprint to open a smoothie cart in the school cafeteria. (See press release here.)

Well, check out the latest, from the AJC‘s Gracie Bonds Staples …

Zicuria Ussery, a student at Maynard [H.] Jackson High School in Atlanta, is one of 27 student finalists in thisyear’s National Youth Entrepreneurship Competition.

The Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship, a nonprofit dedicated to nurturing youth in low-income communities, said finalists will compete in the 2009 OppenheimerFunds/NFTE National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge. Ussery, the only finalist from Georgia, will present a business plan and vie for a $10,000 prize during the Oct. 7 event in New York.

Congratulations, Zicuria!

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