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COVID-19 has presented a tremendous challenge for Saint Ignatius High School to balance our mission of providing an academically rigorous, Catholic, Jesuit education along with the health and safety recommendations of leading healthcare experts. On Monday, March 15, students returned to full-day, in-person learning.

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Grade School Students Catapult Ideas

As part of the Saint Ignatius High School Entrepreneur Academy (SIEntA), AlphaJump! is a middle school entrepreneur consortium that enhances student enrichment while fostering an interest in entrepreneurship. Students in AlphaJump! present their ideas at the annual Catapult competition.

As part of the Saint Ignatius High School Entrepreneur Academy (SIEntA), AlphaJump! is a middle school entrepreneur consortium that enhances student enrichment while fostering an interest in entrepreneurship. Through this program, students build and practice the skills necessary to present a business idea to judges in a final "Shark Tank" competition named Catapult. The 2018 Catapult Competition was help on Saturday, April 28 and included 14 participants who presented their business ideas in front of our panel of judges.

The winners of the 2018 Catapult competition are:

Tied for first place: Quint5 Scents - custom candles repurposing wax from old church candles presented by Adyson Bublik, Kaylie Rawlins, Katelyn Ramos, Genevieve Zientarski, and David Kelling.

Tied for first place: ​Smart Sleeve - protective carrier to hid you key fob's secret radio codes presented by Seth Wojnar​.

In second place, Wildlife Tees - fashion t-shirts with custom designs that benefit conservation of wildlife presented by Jade Morgan.

Placing third, Age Ham - little pigs sent through the mail as a gag gift presented by Owen Shakelton.

A special congratulations to all our 14 participants who presented their business ideas. Our judges w​ere so impressed at what middle schoolers can accomplish with a little knowledge and mentorship from their teachers.

Thank you to our participating grade schools including Saint Christopher, St. Dominic School, Immaculate Heart of Mary School, St. Mark, St. Gabriel School, St. Jude School, St. Anthony of Padua, Academy of St Adalbert, Saint Francis Xavier, All Saints of St. John Vianney, St. Sebastian Parish School, St. Mary School Elyria, St. Angela Merici, Mater Dei Academy, Gesu School, Our Lady of the Lake School, Saint Raphael, Notre Dame Elementary School, St. Mary School Chardon, St. Anselm, Our Lady of the Lake, St. Mary of the Falls School.