2020 Championship

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Dare to Dream competition!

Watch the 2020 Highlights here.

Watch the full video of the 2020 finals here.

Video by Carla Bentley Visual Storytelling.


1st  Place — Children’s Paradise — Tri-State STEM+M Early College High School

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Team Members: Tommie McCartney, Leah Bailey, and Bella Schrader

Pictured from left are Tim and Andy Glockner (sponsors), Tommie McCartney, Leah Bailey, Bella Schrader, and Steve Moore (sponsor).

Children’s Paradise presented a business idea to revolutionize childcare. They received a total of $7500 for their idea.

2nd Place — Vest Nest —  Russell High School (KY)

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Team Members: Gavin Spurlock, Ashton Madden, and Morgan McClanahan

Vest Nest presented a business idea on how to properly organize safety vests for first responders to promote extended use. They received a total of $6500 for their idea and the award for Most Viable Business Idea.

3rd place — Kainos –Ironton High School

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Team Members: Abigail Patterson, Cameron Deere, and Gretta Patterson

Kainos presented the business idea of an all natural dog product company. They received a total of $4600 for their idea and the William Beale Award.

4th Place — Leo — Tri-State STEM+M Early College High School

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Team Members: Rylie Elswick, Faith Harbour, and Grace Ghiz

Leo presented the business idea for a pair of glasses that assist those with hearing impairments. They received a total of $3200 for their idea and the award for Best Social Impact Idea.

4th Place — Posh Babes — Russell High School (KY)

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Team Members: Meredith Addington, Kennedy Dotson, and Josh Griffith

Posh Babes presented the business idea of a traveling pop-up shop that highlights small clothing businesses. They received a total of $2700 for their idea and the award for Most Viable Business Idea.

4th Place — Imagination Machine — Green High School

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Team Members: Mady Blanton, Cassie Kellogg, Kaitlyn Cooper, and Rachael Cline

Imagination Machine presented the business idea of a pop-up dress up shop for children’s birthday parties and other events. They received a total of $2200 for their idea.

7th Place — Puffer Pouch — Green High School

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Team Members: Grace Wilburn, Kim Brown, and Tori Ratliff

Puffer Pouch presented the business idea of an armband that holds an inhaler to give easy access on the go. They received a total of $1600 for their idea.

8th Place — Heat Wave — Green High School

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Team Members: Josh Hammond, Kylie Stapleton, Dustin Sprouse, Kaylee Blankenship, and Marissa Boza

Heat Wave presented the business idea of a portable shoe trailer that displays restored designer shoes and provides shoe restoration services. They received a total of $2200 for their idea and the William Beale Award.

9th Place — Flower Power Filtration — South Webster High School

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Team Members: Haley B. Williams, Maecee Johnson, Haley E. Williams, and Brody Boggs

Flower Power Filtration presented the business idea for a rain garden to naturally filter out pollutants. They received a total of $1300 for their idea and the William Beale Award.

10th Place — Volleyball Complex — Portsmouth High School

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Team Members: Olivia Ramey, Maddie Perry, Laken Tackett, Kyndal Kearns, and Malorie Speas

Volleyball Complex presented the business idea for a local complex to house travel volleyball tournaments and provide a place for locals to play the sport. They received a total of $2000 for their idea and the award for Most Daring Dream.

11th Place — Game Changer — Chesapeake High School

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Team Members: Austin Jackson, Jackson Stephens, and Maddie Watts

Game Changer presented the business idea for a sign used for student pep sections to relay information regarding cheers and chants during games. They received a total of $950 for their idea.

12th Place — Gym Jacket — Green High School

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Team Members: Ethan Huffman, Ricky Nash, Wiley Sanders and Dawson Dameron

Gym Jacket presented the business idea for a vinyl cover used to protect gymnasium floors. They received a total of $750 for their idea.

12th Place — Battleground — Boyd County High School (KY)

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Team Members: Emma Provost, Kaeley Heaton, and Alandra Thacker

Battleground presented the business idea for a nerf gun arena. They received a total of $750 for their idea.

12th Place — Clique Closet — Portsmouth High School

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Team Members: Samuel Finn, Zachary Ward, Gavin Begley, Sydney Tackett, and Keri Callihan

Clique Closet presented the business idea of an app that assists a person in choosing their outfits and gives access to buying clothing straight from the brand. They received a total of $750 for their idea.

 

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