Instead of students counting down the seconds until the last day of school, Moravia Middle School principal Bruce MacBain wanted to keep students’ minds focused.
So seventh-grade students spent Tuesday presenting product ideas to businesspeople.
The idea is based around the TV show “Shark Tank,” so student groups presented ideas to people with actual business experience. The judges then decided whether they would theoretically invest in the idea.
Teams would advance until the winning group would receive a cash prize. Students at the middle school library talked about their concepts in front of judges. The library panel consisted of Roger Phillips, founder of the Moravia company Glenview Graphics; Sharon Cronk, program manger of BAE Systems in Endicott; and Suzanne Shepherd, of Wegmans pharmacy in Auburn.