Premier High School – Lewisville senior Megan Roberts is heading to the Youth Entrepreneurs (YE) Summit in Wichita, Kansas this June to compete against 100 students from around the country for a chance at $20,000.
Roberts created a business for a classroom entrepreneurship competition called Composite Designs, which would sell custom vinyl stickers. After winning her classroom competition, she then won the Big Idea statewide competition in April where YE students pitched their business ideas to a panel of expert judges, similar to the TV show Shark Tank.
Roberts has earned $875 worth of scholarships in YE competitions so far. She now has the opportunity to win part of the $20,000 scholarship pool available to winners of the June 19-21 inaugural YE Summit national competition taking place at Wichita State University.
Last year, nine schools in Texas were chosen to partner with Youth Entrepreneurs, one of which is Premier High School – Lewisville. YE is a program developed to provide students an opportunity to learn about what it takes to be a business owner, encourage them to pursue higher education and become successful in business and life.