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GCIS Student Earns Award at YEA! Final

Jun 16, 2014 10:06AM ● By 16560

Photo courtesy of Grapevine Chamber of Commerce.

Image titleEighth grade Grapevine-Colleyville ISD student Drew DeHaven recently took home second place at the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) National Saunders Scholarship Competition in Washington D.C.

The award presentation took place during the DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Awards Luncheon at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's 10th Annual America's Small Business Summit.
 
Drew is the CEO of CGE Energy, which stands for Clean, Green and Emergency. He is developing emergency solar powered generators that are portable, cost effective and easy to use.

Drew was one of six national finalists selected from three regional competitions around the country, with thousands of students competing at the local level. The finalists presented their business plans at the Young Entrepreneurs Academy Competition Luncheon.

“The Grapevine Chamber is so proud of Drew’s accomplishments, in representing our community in our nation’s capital and creating this environmentally conscious business," says RaDonna Hessel, CEO of the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce.

She continues, "The YEA! Program offers enterprising students the opportunity to take their business ideas and turn them into a reality, and we are very impressed with what our future business and community leaders have to offer."