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Rock Island High School Entrepreneurs Win $10,000 At Final Pitch Night

May 19th, 2021
Rock Island High School Entrepreneurs Win $10,000 At Final Pitch Night

On May 12, the Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation awarded $10,000 to Rock Island High School entrepreneurs at the Final Pitch night in the RIHS Auditorium. 5 student teams presented their products or services to a panel of judges in hopes of winning 3 different awards: Best Pitch, Best Business Potential, and Best Business Model. The winning teams for the Final Pitch were: Best Pitch: “Boardable” – Payton Cassidy; $2,500 Best Business Potential: “Pooh Pods” – Calvin Banks, Jacob Voigt; $2,500 Best Business Model: “The Cobblers” – Jason Arroyo-Vasquez, Zach Beckman,... Read More

Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation Gives Out $90K in Scholarships

June 18th, 2020
Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation Gives Out $90K in Scholarships

Like most everything else in this time of social distancing, the annual awarding of scholarships and other recognition for Rock Island High School students was done online last month. The Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation (RIMEF), led by executive director Monta Ponsetto, assembled a video presentation to detail and honor the accomplishments of 114 RIHS students, including awarding nearly $90,000 in scholarships. You can see the video at YouTube.com . The ceremony recognized the top 10 students in each Rocky class, the departmental AAAA winners, and scholarship winners through the RIMEF Austin... Read More