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Bolles Students Stand Out in Global Entrepreneurship Challenge

Two teams of Bolles upper school students competed in the Global Entrepreneurship Challenge this spring.

Each team researched the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and then collaborated to invent a product to solve a local problem. Throughout the challenge, they met with other students from around the world and pitched their ideas to experts. Other groups included students from New York, Germany, Singapore and Italy.

On March 21, they presented their ideas for the final Global Summit:

  • TrueFit

    Team Members: Emerson Smith ’25, Pedro Martinezclark ’26, James McCranie ’26, Alexiya Downer ’25, Sarah Park ’25 

    This group created TrueFit – a high-quality, comfortable and affordable shirt for people living with limb loss. The prototype has customizable sleeves designed to adjust to the length of the residual limb.
  • Once Upon a Goal

    Team Members: Anaiya Nahar ’25, Sohan Patel ’27, Alice Lu ’26, Luke Meyers ’26, Cyrus Vaghefi ’26

    To address a lack of awareness among schoolchildren about the SDGs, this team created a children’s book called “Once Upon A Goal.” The book stars an otter who travels through Jacksonville, introducing young readers to global goals in recognizable settings. Along the way, they met with children’s author and illustrator Henry Cole for feedback, and they are looking at options for publishing the book.

Job well done, Bulldogs! Students interested in getting involved with the Bolles Global Learning and Engagement program can check out this online calendar for new, upcoming opportunities. #BollesGlobal