Students from John Adams High School, Rise Up Academy, Clay High School, LaSalle Middle School, Clay Middle School, Penn High School and John Young Middle School all came to Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame to compete in the Idea Competition.
Each of the 22 students had 60 seconds to sell their idea or product to a panel of MBA students. They were judged on creativity, practicality and presentation.
Winners in the Middle School division were Tamera Bruce for Best Presentation on her alarm system that works with music and the lights in the room and Joseph Habimana for Most Creative for his shoes that can be changed to any color.
The High School winners included Carlos Lopez for Most Creative with his car app that tells you the problems before a mechanic can, Devyn Jackson for Best Presentation of her MP3 bicycle, Alberto Lopez for Investor’s Choice Runner Up with his language translator that’s small enough to be a pin and Nadja Hines for Investor’s Choice with her business that provides children in the community who can’t afford birthday cakes with an elaborate cake sensation that she bakes herself.
All the students participating did an outstanding job and deserve recognition for their efforts. They took one step closer to being better public speakers, networkers, and entrepreneurs. 

Idea Competition 2013