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Rancho's RamGT Team Wins National Engineering Challenge

On March 20th Anthony Coppola, Director of the Real World Design Challenge (RWDC), announced that Rancho High School's RamGT Team won the national competition for this year's surface transportation challenge. Read more...


Congratulations to Melissa Valdez, a former participant in Clark County's Summer Business Institute, on her continued academic success.

Melissa was recently made the President's List at Grand Canyon University for the 2012 Fall semester, with a GPA of 3.9, and she is expecting to do the same for Spring. Read more...


Youth Celebrate State Championship

The RamJets have done it again! Once more the team has been named State Champions in the national aviation Real World Design Challenge (RWDC), earning the title for the second year in a row. Read more...


Brandon Harris went from aspiring high school student to student leader at Indiana State University.

In his own words.... "My life has changed a lot since I was in the Summer Business Institute. I graduated from Southeast Career Technical Academy in 2010. Read more...


Northwest Student Recognized as 2012-2013 National Hispanic Scholar Recipient

John Haug, a senior at NWCTA, was named as a recipient of the National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar award. The NHRP identifies outstanding Hispanic/Latino high school students. This year 5000 students were selected from a pool of over 253,000. Read more...


Kudos to this recent 4.0 GPA college graduate and Nevada success story.

Shlynn McKinney is a proud alumni of the Summer Business Institute program in Clark County, which she participated in from 2007 to 2009. The SBI is a Clark County government program focused on giving youth opportunities to experience a corporate environment from working inside. Read more...


Student makes the most of college and beyond.

At the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Caleb Lacy Green has worked hard to reach new milestones in his life. Through his church, high school, parents, support groups and his ongoing involvement in the Summer Business Institute, Caleb has used positive influences to help him achieve his dreams of bettering his life through educational opportunities. Read more...


“Making the most of an opportunity.”

All our lives, we, as children, have been sheltered in one way or another. Most of us continue on with our daily lives with no knowledge of how the real world operates. There are those that have to learn how to deal with the harsher aspect of life but even they might not have the experience needed to be successful in society, in a professional setting, and with the slump our economy is in today, it is harder and harder for teenagers to find a job. Read more...


“I'm gaining real world experience.”

My name is Lazara Gonzalez. I am a student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a major in Pre-professional Biology. My ultimate goal is to work in the medical field helping people. One of the things that made me decide to help people in such a way was a program called Summer Business Institute, or as I like to call it "SBI." Read more...


“How our internship led to a meeting with the Governor.”

Our school program allowed myself, Kiara Ward, and two of my classmates, Silke Comia and Kevin Ayala to take a tour at the Governor's office with our mentor Odalys Carmona. We were told that we may have the opportunity to meet Governor Sandoval himself, which I was honestly a bit skeptical of considering we were three high school students on a tour. Read more...

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