Angel Markoski – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – As the 2022-2023 school year ends, students are preparing for their final exams. However, for some electives, presentations substitute for the tests.

The Incubator class, run by business teacher Sharelies Rodriguez, is a class that teaches students how to become entrepreneurs. To finish the class each group of students created their own business including every expense that comes with it.

This year the incubator class consisted of four groups. Each group created their own business and presented their plans before judges.

The four businesses that were created are called Gymder, EZ-Fit, Insurebros and Versa.

Versa was created by Seniors Mitchell Morgan and Perla Casarrubias; Gymder was created by senior Alejandro Wild, and sophomores Joseph Knight and Nicholas Santiago; EZ-Fit was created by senior Angel Markoski and junior Daniel Koory and last, but not least Insurebros was created by Senior Ryan Maurer and Junior Elliott Cuevas.

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Each group worked with mentors to complete their businesses and to finalize their presentation. Each mentor was a volunteer with experience in business and entrepreneurship.  

These presentations took place on Thursday, May 4 in Rodriguez’s room.

The judges who graded the presentations were LRHS Principal Dustin Dahlquist, Career Counselor Carmen Purpus, class mentors Leola Carter and Barry Josephson, and Marketing on Main program member and employee Frank Podeswa.

Rodriguez said, “I am very proud of all the groups; they exceeded my expectations while presenting.”

Casarrubias and Morgan won a $600 scholarship and a diploma for their successful presentation.