Mount St. Mary Academy’s honor students took the world by storm at the SAGE World Cup competition in Seoul, South Korea this month. The student executives of Sweet Fortunes presented their business plan and annual report to judges from around the world and were awarded third place in the category of Socially Responsible Business.
Emily Ngo ’17, Emma Murphy ’16, Sara Ngo ’16, and Julia Badgley ’16 represented the United States at the Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE) global competition, where they competed against teams from the Ukraine, Philippines, Nigeria and more. The World Cup was the culmination of a whirlwind summer during which the Mount St. Mary students took first place in the regional and national competitions.
The executives are already planning further advancements to their fortune cupcake company for next year, including plans to expand their sales market by offering national shipping.
Sweet Fortunes was created through the Academy Scholars honors program in which students design and manage a business, from human resources to product development. The program, run by teacher Tim O’Shei under the guidelines of SAGE, teaches students the fundamentals of business management and introduces them to mentors in their own community including parents and alumnae.