YEA winners in Phoenix)….They are competing for the 7th annual Western Regional Saunders Award.
The Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation sponsors the competition. 37 of the best and brightest Young Entrepreneurs Academy Students ages 11-18 from across the Western United States are in the competition. Local 14 year old competitor Cecilia Marina Gentile, an 8th grade student at Wilson Jr. High in El Centro, who won the top prize in the El Centro Chamber of Commerce’s local YEA competition, will present her business plan for tutoring service called C.E.C.I. The services are available for kindergartners through 8th graders who struggle with certain subjects in school. The winner of this competition will move on to the Southern Regional Saunders Scholars Competition in Boca Raton Florida on May 29th.