BHS Business Plan Team
From left to right: Griffin Peavler, Maddie Rivera, Victoria Von Flue, Emma Young, Sophia Caputo with Dr. Dean McGee, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services and Innovative Programs, KHSD

Bumble, the Virtual Enterprise (VE) team from Bakersfield High School (BHS) took first place in the statewide Business Plan competition at the Virtual Enterprise Trade Show and State Business Plan contest held in Bakersfield.

The Pyramid, the VE team from Centennial High School placed fourth in the competition with their business that pairs Crossfit with nutritional supplements.

“The biggest challenge we face is getting people interested in this family-oriented product where you can work together to reach your goals!” – Scott Cruz, Accounts Receivable Specialist, CHS VE Team

“Getting over being nervous with the judges was my biggest challenge of the competition so far!” – Bobbie Beckner, Public Relations, CHS VE Team

Bumble from BHS is a honey product company featuring edible treats, skincare, and lifestyle products from sustainable resources and local pesticide free agriculture providers.

These business savvy BHS and CHS students will represent the State of California at the National Business Plan competition in New York City on April 4th.

“We will enjoy the win over the weekend and then get back to work Monday!  While we are happy, we know the ultimate goal is to bring a national championship back to Bakersfield.” – Ryker Solano, VE Advisor, BHS

Below is a complete list of the Kern High School District Competition winners:

 

Competition Placement VEI Company KHSD School
Impact Marketing 5th Place Bumble Bakersfield HS
Impact Marketing Honorable Mention The Pyramid Centennial HS
Employee Newsletter 2nd Place Bumble Bakersfield HS
Employee Newsletter 5th Place The Pyramid Centennial HS
Business Card Design 4th Place ReApparel Arvin HS
Business Card Design Honorable Mention Bumble Bakersfield HS
Video Commercial 7th Place Bumble Bakersfield HS
Video Commercial Honorable Mention Wuphf Graphics Ridgeview HS
Website Design 1st Place Bumble Bakersfield HS
Website Design 4th Place The Pyramid Centennial HS
HR Employee Manual 7th Place The Pyramid Centennial HS
HR Employee Manual Honorable Mention Bumble Bakersfield HS
Marketing Plan 2nd Place The Pyramid Centennial HS
Marketing Plan 10th Place Bumble Bakersfield HS
HR Scenarios 1st Place Bumble Bakersfield HS
HR Scenarios 8th Place Wuphf Graphics Ridgeview HS
HR Scenarios Honorable Mention The Pyramid Centennial HS
Sales Presentation 1st Place Bumble Bakersfield HS
Perfect Business Pitch 3rd Place The Pyramid Centennial HS
Perfect Business Pitch 6th Place Bumble Bakersfield HS
Creative Booth 8th Place Bumble Bakersfield HS
Creative Booth 10th Place ReApparel Ridgeview HS
Novice Booth 5th Place Wuphf Graphics Ridgeview HS
Salesmanship 1st Place Bumble Bakersfield HS
Novice Salesmanship Honorable Mention Wuphf Graphics Ridgeview HS

 

More than 100 high schools from all over California took part in the two day event at the Rabobank Convention Center.

“Virtual Enterprise programs have grown in popularity worldwide and we were excited to welcome a significant number of programs to Bakersfield for the competitions that highlight their products and business skills.” – Nancy Phillips, former Western Regional Director for Virtual Enterprise International

Some of the “virtual products” featured this year included clothing, technology, beauty and fitness products, and many others allowing students to develop a broad range of sales, interview, marketing, human resources, and technology skills.

Congratulations to all of the schools and students who participated!

 

Kern High School District (KHSD)

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