Students get creative at Shark Day

SHARK DAY–competition at Finlandia University brought in over 60 students from Calumet, Baraga and L’Anse Area Schools Career and Technical Education (CTE)/Keweenaw Bay Ojibwe Community College (KBOCC) Business entrepreneurship classes. A Calumet group took first, earning them a $2500 scholarship to split amongst them to go towards tuition to FinnU for the 2023-24 school year. A L’Anse group took second place, with a Baraga group placing third. above, l-r, are Sophia Rice, Karissa Krajnak and MaKenna Decker looking over the itinerary.

by Melissa Newland

L’Anse and Baraga Area School students along with Calumet students from the Career Technical Education (CTE)/Keweenaw Bay Ojibwe Community College (KBOCC) Business Entrepreneurship class recently attended the Second Annual Shark Day at Finlandia University. The competition, which was held Nov. 2, 2022, is a play on the television show ‘Shark Tank’ and is focused on teaching students in their Junior and Senior years about entrepreneurship, creativity, working in a team and public speaking skills. Hosting the event was Lauren Huested, Education Partner Manager and Dual Enrollment Advisor with FinnU’s Admissions Office. To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.