Virtual Enterprise Students Compete at Trade Show


High school Business Academy students in the Virtual Enterprise International program competed at VEI’s annual Youth Business Summit trade show at New York City’s 69th Regiment Armory on April 19.

The trade show allows students from around the world to participate in the global VE network, exhibit a wide range of products and tout their marketing campaigns.  Islip’s team, Tranquell Beverages, who had won first place for Best Sales Pitch at VEI’s Long Island Regional Trade Show in January, was one of 165 student firms at the trade show to race against time to sell goods and services to other firms.

“The firm did an outstanding job marketing and selling their product,” said business teacher Joe Modica. “This was a great student-centered experience which prepared them for potential future careers in the business world.”