Bishop Stang students get high marks at business challenge

Mar 19, 2019

Students in Bishop Stang’s Business Club earned top finishes in the UMass Dartmouth Titan Challenge on March 14.

The team of Clinton Hegarty of Westport, and George Brown and Ben Markert of Portsmouth won the day and received first place overall. Each member of the team earned a $1,000 scholarship for the college of their choice, which is doubled if the students choose to attend UMass Dartmouth.

The Titan Challenge is an annual business competition held at UMass Dartmouth. It challenges student teams of three to launch and market a fictional product using an online, interactive business simulation.

“We’ve been in it for the past three or four years and this is the first time that we have taken a first place,” said Business Club faculty coordinator Edna McKenna. “It was so nice because the winning team has been working so hard in past years. They had set a goal to win before they graduated - and this was their last chance since they are all seniors this year - and they accomplished their goal with this win. I was so excited for them!”

Seven teams from Bishop Stang entered the competition this year. The Business Club is made up of students interested in a career in business, and has grown in participation in the past several years.

The team thrives on participating in a local competition like the Titan Challenge, challenging them and allowing them the chance to interact with students from other schools with similar interests.  

The winning team of Hegarty, Brown and Markert are especially excited and grateful that sponsors provide such a great prize for their hard work.