​TCHS International Business Students Present in Shark Tank

​TCHS International Business Students Present in Shark Tank

​TCHS International Business students presented in a Shark Tank adult presentation format in between adult presenters seeking millions of dollars!  Students presented their business ideas or concepts and were questioned. The opportunity was open to all SLC students after extensive after school work and winning the semi finals.  Those who made it to the finals presented at the Business Opportunity Showcase on April 23, and all 9 finalists were TCHS International Business Students.

Presentations consisted of the following:

Commander On the Go Auto – Auto maintenance mobile application created by Andrew Commander

Neil Conrad Littman Designs – Timeless class for sophisticated youth created by Neil Littman

Travel Tracker – Individual tracking for anything created by Juan Rivera

College Bound Success Bound – Care packaging with purpose created by Virginia Frazier

Rise Up – Social Empowerment application partnership to achieve goals created by Camilio Tamayo and Dominik Kehoe

Rollie Ravioli-  Tasty Handheld Ravioli Food Truck with a fun flair created by Renee Miruki and Sophia Iannoitti

Somos Unidos (United We Are One)-  Education and Training for Hispanic females  created by Daniella Vargas

Four students walked away a $1,000 check made out to them. Some are Sophomores – who do not even have a bank account yet!

Camilio Tamayo
Dominik Kehoe
Renee Miruki
Sophia Iannoitti


Northport VPK-8 School Accepts Books About True American Heroes

Northport VPK-8 School Accepts Books About True American Heroes

Northport VPK-8 School Media Specialist, Lynne Gruszka and eighth grade student, Trey Bingham proudly accept the donation of three books documenting the legacies of a lengthy list of Medal of Honor recipients in our American History. The bestowing of the books, “Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty” coincides with the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Medal of Honor by an act of Congress, signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln back in 1861 during the Civil War. The milestone celebrates the heroism and sacrifice of all those who have fought and died to defend the freedoms that we enjoy as Americans. The books are filled with photos of each recipient and a story of their heroic legacy reduced to reader friendly length. The books were donated by Medal of Honor recipient, Kenneth Stumpf whose story is portrayed within the pages of the book pertaining to the recipients from the Vietnam War. The books were attained for Northport students via USAF Sgt. Roy Brewer, one of the Northport Veteran Partners in Education. Students will learn that there are 79 living Medal of Honor recipients and over three thousand medals have been distributed by presidents. The administration, students, teachers and parents are tremendously pleased to accept these books on behalf of all American heroes who are the ultimate role models for our students. These many men and one woman are real American heroes who laid their lives on the line for the good of their brothers and sisters in arms and the good of all American people. Northport instructor and 1st Infantry Army Division veteran, Nick Carey said, ” I met Staff Sgt. Walter Ellers, a MOH recipient while stationed in Germany and heard his very powerful story first hand. I have the utmost respect for all MOH recipients. Having these books available will help open our students eyes to who the true American heroes really are!” President George Bush said, ” The Medal of Honor epitomizes the very best of what America stands for and these recipients represent the very heart and soul of America.” We, at Northport VPK-8 School agree!