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BIG Idea final competition, awards ceremony set for Thursday

​ABERDEEN, S.D. – The BIG Idea final competition and awards ceremony will be Thursday, Dec. 6, in the Northern State University Student Center.

The agenda is as follows:

9:45 a.m.-noon: presentations by each of eight finalists; judges: Chad Evans, Paul McDonald, Rod Tobin, Paula Carlson; Maroon Room  
Noon-12:45 p.m.: Finalists' lunch, sponsored by Aberdeen Development Corp.; Centennial E and F
12:45-1 p.m.: Welcome and opening video; Centennial B and D
1-1:45 p.m.: Entrepreneurship panel – business owners share their experiences and answer students' questions; Cory Geffre, Common Success, and Nathan Gellhaus, Angelhaus Carehaus
1:45-2 p.m.: Finalist elevator pitches
2-2:30 p.m.: Awards presentation

Parking is available in the lot on South Washington Street.



Business, Name, Team Members, School Name, School Adviser

Hoffman Custom Corn Chopping, Tyler Hoffman, Leola High School, Traci Butler
M&K’s Details & Designs, Kaylynn Noethlich and Michaella Stahl, Doland High School, Janet Hallberg

Tot Stop Daycare, Rachel Lynch and Sabrina Rasmussen, Doland High School, Janet Hallberg

Through the Lens, Kathryn Kilpatrick, Hillary Rounds, and Kendra Steffes, Brookings High School, Christine Rodas

AJ’s Cakery Bakery, Austin Lentsch, Pierre T.F. Riggs High School, Cheryl Ulmen

The Spot, Madison Rodriguez and Aubrey Wald, Pierre T.F. Riggs High School, Cheryl Ulmen

Canning Coaches, Rachel Schartz, West Central High School, Linda Petersen

Braced With Style, Alexander Thomason, Sioux Falls Washington High School, Independent Study
2012 Marketing Design Winner
Happy Zappy Laser Tag, Samuel Ryckman, Ryckman’s Homeschool, Carolyn Ryckman