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WV’s first entrepreneurship academy opens

Herald-Dispatch photo by Lori Wolfe Sixty West Virginia high school students attend an opening ceremony for the Governor's School of Entrepreneurship on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at Marshall University in Huntington.
Herald-Dispatch photo by Lori Wolfe
Sixty West Virginia high school students attend an opening ceremony for the Governor’s School of Entrepreneurship on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at Marshall University in Huntington.

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A group of 60 West Virginia high school students aren’t spending their summer days lounging around.

Quite the opposite, those students assembled at Marshall University Tuesday for the first day of the inaugural Governor’s School of Entrepreneurship, a three-week educational session geared toward entrepreneurial-minded high school students in the Mountain State.

The academy is one of four such Governor’s Schools facilitated through the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, including the Governor’s Honors Academy, Governor’s School for the Arts and the Governor’s School for Math and Science.

“One of the things I’m most excited about is we have some of the state’s finest entrepreneurs coming in to share their experiences with the kids,” said Kay Goodwin, secretary of education and the arts. “Asking people like Intuit CEO Brad Smith what it takes to run a business and come up with something fun and wonderful to do as a business, that’s what I hope they’ll take away…

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