The 2018 HTS Grade 9 Trade Show

Patrick James, Business Studies Teacher
On Wednesday, April 11, 97 Grade 9 students split into 48 different business partnerships which entered the annual HTS Grade 9 Trade Show competition.

The day began with the students being introduced to their 24 “Dragon Investors” who would visit and evaluate them during the show and the Dragons' Den style Final. This was followed by an inspiring talk from the keynote speaker, Garrett Gottlieb, founder and CEO of PumpUp Inc.
After an outstanding show, the day culminated in a gruelling Dragons' Den style session where five finalists were carefully examined and questioned by the investors in front of the entire audience.
Congratulations to champions Julian B. and Joseph F. with their business Lifeband, along with finalists Constantine P. and Bilal R. (Mercury), Kyea F. and Lindsay S. (Vinyl Wave), Kate H. and Maya J. (Pup), and Jack A. and Sam C. (Xpandablez).
Finally, commendations are extended to all the Grade 9 students and their business teachers, Mr. Chorowiec, Ms Duplisea and Mr. Tam for a tremendous show and very rich learning experience for our students.