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MAHS team takes first in Chamber business challenge, for ecofriendly car window project

Posted 4/27/17

A Middletown Area High School took first place Wednesday in the second round of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC’s ninth annual Chamber High School Business Challenge at Harrisburg …

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MAHS team takes first in Chamber business challenge, for ecofriendly car window project

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A Middletown Area High School took first place Wednesday in the second round of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC’s ninth annual Chamber High School Business Challenge at Harrisburg University of Science & Technology

Four teams from three local high schools took part.

Team members Mai Dang, Aaron Fischer, John Hursh, Shannon Reese and Jessaca Rusnov each received a $400 scholarship. Sean Burke and David Martin were the team advisers, and Brian Groff served as mentor.

Their business is called Polarus Systems, which manufactures high-quality, transparent photovoltaic cells to replace the windows of cars. These high-tech and high-quality windows are made from photovoltaic cells that are efficient and manufactured to be long-lasting and ecofriendly. Polarus Systems is looking at installing its product in hybrid cars to test out the technology.

“Participating in the Business Challenge gives us a more realistic sense of what’s going on in the business world. It was a great opportunity to learn first-hand on what putting together a business plan is all about,” said Mai Dang.

Cash scholarship prizes, which were made possible by sponsorships from the regional business community, were provided to each student who participated in the event.

Blades Skating Rink & Cafe from Harrisburg High School came in second place; third place went to The Syndicate from Hershey High School; fourth place finisher was LightBite from Hershey High School.

School districts interested in participating in the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC’s 2018 Chamber High School Business Challenge should contact Larissa Bailey, government relations manager, at 717-213-5041 or lbailey@hbgrc.org.