BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The Kern High School District announced Centennial High School has won the Virtual Enterprise (VE) National Business Plan Competition Championship.
KHSD VE teams made history and swept the Business Plan competition, beating out 44 teams in the final round to finish in the top three in the nation during the Virtual Enterprise International Youth Business Summit held in New York City.
The competition was from April 17 to April 19.
Winning first place was GoGather with Centennial High School. Second place with Food4Thought with Bakersfield High School, and third place with Eco Depot with Ridgeview High School.
KHSD said GoGather’s Business Plan team members include Vaishvi Joshi as Chief Executive Officer, Tharun Thiagarajan as Chief Operating Officer, Aden Stovall as Chief Financial Officer, Juliana Goyentche as Chief Marketing Officer, and Robert Lopez as Director of Sales and Products.
Additional competition results include Finance with second place to GoGather of Centennial High School.
In Quick Books, second place with GoGather of Centennial High School.
In Marketing, fourth place with GoGather of Centennial High School.
And in Human Resources, third place with Food4Thought of Bakersfield High School.
Congratulations to the following VE teams for an outstanding job and qualifying to compete in the national competition: Bakersfield High School (Food4Thought and Ithir), Centennial High School (GoGather), Ridgeview High School (Eco Depot and Youforia), and Stockdale High School (Accelera).
The Virtual Enterprise program simulates a real-world business environment for students. The program allows students to work as a team to create and run their own virtual businesses. Through VE, students develop a wide range of business skills that include marketing, accounting, finance, management, and entrepreneurship. The program provides students with a hands-on learning experience to better prepare them for their future