Students gain credit for starting business

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    High school entrepreneurs from all over Texas met at the Kelly Alumni Center Monday night for the chance to receive a scholarship for their entrepreneurial ideas.The TCU Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Awards is a two-day event that recognizes students for their accomplishments in starting their own business.

    The School of Business hosted the event, where $10,000 in scholarships was awarded. The grand prize winner received a $5,000 scholarship, and the five other winners each received a $1,000 scholarship.

    Bill Moncrief, senior associate dean of the business school, said this awards night is a chance to honor the nominees for these scholarships.

    Kelly Cavender, a senior at Highland Park High School in Dallas, is one of the 25 finalists chosen for his lawn business.

    “I began KCAV’s Lawn Service when I was in the 8th grade, and had two lawns. Now I have 12.” Cavender said.

    The students’ businesses range from graphic consulting firms to lawn services to auto detailing.

    Jeff Livney, a senior at The Woodlands High School in Houston, won the $5,000 grand prize for his graphic consulting firm, Piko Zoom.

    “I have learned a lot and formed many connections here that I hope to continue friendships with in the future.” Livney said.