|The Student Entrepreneur is chosen for showing:|
- an entrepreneurial spirit
- outstanding achievement in business classes
- creativity when approaching a business project
- honesty and ethical standards
- B average for all four quarters in their business class
- Business Attitude & Effort
- Performance on Business Plan
2019 - Saarah and Maryam Kabal
2018 - Amaya Harris
Amaya’s quiet and humble personality has been showcased on several occasions as she interacts with her classmates, explaining to them assignments they have difficulty understanding. She never helps students with an air of braggadocio, but instead seeks to understand what specific concept is challenging and give encouragement and advice on strategies she has used that is successful and can be emulated by others. This academic year, Amaya presented her business plan at a competition with other students in Hartford County and her poise and confidence of delivery allowed her team to place second.
Amaya is well respected by both staff and students. Obtaining the Rotary Club of Windsor Charitable Trust scholarship will enable her to obtain her dream of majoring in Business administration at the college of her choice. She received the distinction of being March 2018 Rotary Student of the Month.
This exceptional young lady who goes about her daily life as a student without much fanfare but represents Windsor High School, her family and community with distinction. She will be attending Bay Path College majoring in Business Administration.
2017 - Madeira Alexander
During her tenure at Windsor High School, Madeira has demonstrated the ability to be articulate about concepts that are esoteric and somewhat difficult for many students especially those who have not gained work experience. She has the keen ability to make connections between various disciplines to write in-depth analyses of complex financial and social problems.
Madeira has my utmost respect as she has remained humble and patient when being helpful to other classmates who have difficulty understanding concepts. Madeira is always the student who will gently and quietly nudge her classmates to remain focused to complete assignments by their due dates. Although Madeira is active in sports, volunteers with special needs students, her church, and the Girl Scouts, she has always turned in high quality work on time.
Throughout the years Madeira was an active participant in our class discussions and inquiry circle discourse, and she always supportive of her peers. Her caring nature and personality allows her to work well with others in a team setting, as she always respects others' opinions even when they differ from her own.
Madeira will be attending Salisbury University in the fall and I am certain that Madeira’s work ethic, her curiosity and empathy for others, will be an asset at Salisbury University.
Congratulations! Madeira on such an outstanding achievement.
2016 - Saedi Mclaughlin
2015 - Junae MandersonJunae is an outstanding student, who ranks in the top 15% of the graduating class. Junae has chosen to pursue a Business Management degree at Sienna University in the fall. Junae’s academic integrity, dedication to her studies and her sense of humor stood out as particular traits that will serve her well in the future and in her academic life. Junae consistently demonstrates a level of concern and perseverance not seen by many students in her age group.
In addition to a full academic course load, Junae works as a student teller at the school branch of the Windsor Federal Savings Bank. Her supervisor at the bank was so impressed by her performance that they are considering hiring her when she is on break from college. Junae has tremendous organizational skills which was evidenced when FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) and FCCLA (Family Community Career Leaders of America) had joint community service projects with Windsor Food and Fuel Bank and Feeding Children Everywhere. During these community service projects, Junae managed and delegated assignments with ease and kept team spirits high.
Junae is well respected by both faculty and her peers. I am confident that Junae Manderson will represent Windsor Community with distinction in all of her future endeavors.
2014 - Amber Johnson
2013 - Ashley Walsh
Ashley was a valued member of DECA worked hard to make that organization successful. Ashley has also worked in the school store throughout the years. She did all this while also working to become an outstanding Track and Field Athlete. In addition to DECA, Ashley was a member of the Honor Roll every marking period during her four years at Windsor High School.
Ashley is also an active volunteer. During the summer she works as a Camp Counselor for the Windsor Recreation Department.
2012 - Vanessa HarrisVanessa is a talented and motivated student who not only maintains high academic standing but also spreads her enthusiasm to other students by impromptu tutoring in class. She excelled in her marketing class by displaying an exceptional grasp of the process of satisfying a customers needs while making a profit., which is the ultimate goal of a business. During our project discussions Vanessa always gives creative and well thought out suggestions.
Vanessa is a valued member of DECA and FBLA has worked hard to make both organizations successful. Vanessa has also worked in the school store throughout the year. She did all this while also working to become and All State Track and Field Athlete. In addition to DECA Vanessa is a member of the National Honor Society and a volunteer in the Guidance Counselor's Office. Vanessa works as a camp counselor during the summer.
2011 - Jonathan Hurd
Jonathan is a valued member of DECA and has worked hard to make it successful. He did all this while working twenty hours per week and being a member of the swim team and the tennis team. In addition to DECA Jonathan is a member of BRIDGES, Student Council, Senior Class Advisor, Camp Anytown, FCCLA, Honor Roll and is a CAPT Scholar.
Jonathan is also an active volunteer. His work includes: Windsor Elks Lodge Children's Christmas Dinner and St. Gabriel's Youth Group.
2010 - Alexis Lewis
2009 - Patrick Lafortune
Patrick is new to Windsor High School coming from New York. However, he has established himself as a serious student with a personality that draws people to him. During the development of the school store, Patrick was instrumental in conducting a lot of the marketing research as well as getting the messages out to students and staff. Patrick helped to brainstorm on the addition of new product and determining appropriate prices.
Patrick Lafortune is a true entrepreneur with a hunger for the details of business ownership. His foresight and business sense is unmatched by his peer. Patrick is also the student liaison to the Principal and the staff when there is a need to test a product or place a large order.
2008 - Marquis Fisher