Local High School Students Participate in BizEd Camp

BizEd 2014

Michael Miller (left; Southampton/Seneca High School) and Blaise Leonchuck (Runnemede/Triton Regional High School) work together to build a cage out of straws and tape to protect an egg during the BizEd “egg drop challenge.”

They’re budding entrepreneurs, marketing professionals, accountants, and finance experts, but before they make their mark on the business world, a group of talented high school students must first sharpen their skills and learn the ropes.

During “BizEd: Building Business Leaders,” 27 rising high school seniors will participate in a two-week summer camp to prepare for the rigors of collegiate business education. The annual program runs July 8 to 17 at the Rutgers School of Business–Camden.

“The BizEd program provides a balanced view of business education that most students are not exposed to until after they graduate from high school,” says Rutgers–Camden Business Dean Jaishankar Ganesh. “The program is a creative way to better prepare teenagers for success as college students and as professionals in a way that challenges and engages them.”

Now in its 14th year, the BizEd summer program provides insight into the theory and practice of accounting, finance, management, marketing, and technology. The students have the opportunity to meet leading executives, visit local companies, and participate in team building and problem solving activities designed to develop skills essential to being a successful business professional.

Since 2001, more than 400 top high school students from across New Jersey have participated in the program. The following students, listed alphabetically by high school, are participating in BizEd this year. Hometowns are indicated where needed.

ABSEGAMI HIGH SCHOOL

Betty Muguleta (Galloway)

AUDUBON HIGH SCHOOL

Tyler Paratore

CAMDEN ACADEMY CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL

Sherly Batista (Pennsauken), Yasmeen Torres

CHEROKEE HIGH SCHOOL

Robert O’Leary (Marlton)

CHERRY HILL HIGH SCHOOL EAST

Elizabeth Angelucci, Jillian Coleman, Amrita Mitra, Alex Molder, Connor Smith, Ari Sokolow

CHERRY HILL HIGH SCHOOL WEST

Anna Scarfo

CLEARVIEW REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

Emily Thomas (Mantua)

DELRAN HIGH SCHOOL

Thomas O’Donnell

GYMNASIUM OTTOBRUNN (GERMANY)

Ciara Wulf (Hoehenkirchen-Siegertsbrunn, Germany)

HADDONFIELD MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL

John Wood

HIGHLAND REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

Mikal Jenkins (Blackwood)

HILLSBOROUGH HIGH SCHOOL

Amina Zaidi

HOLY CROSS HIGH SCHOOL

Michael Macaluso (Marlton)

LENAPE HIGH SCHOOL

Yianni Christou (Mount Laurel)

MONTGOMERY HIGH SCHOOL

Samuel Hacke (Belle Mead)

PAUL VI HIGH SCHOOL

Christina Celletti-Combs (Blackwood)

SENECA HIGH SCHOOL

Michael Miller (Southampton)

TIMBER CREEK HIGH SCHOOL

Anna Brignola (Erial)

TRITON REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

Blaise Leonchuck (Runnemede)

WILLIAMSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL

Fatima Isabella Asis, James DeHart IV

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