Two Republic County YEC teams qualify for State

kec** Thousands in Cash Prizes to Student Entrepreneurs! **

The Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge (KEC) is sponsored by the Kansas Masonic Foundation and Kansas Masons in partnership with Kansas State University and the Network Kansas Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series to promote entrepreneurship and small business development in Kansas. The competition is for student-created, managed, and owned ventures.

The local YEC champions (Carolina Barraza – C. Creative Marketing) automatically advance to the KEC event in Manhattan.

High School Wildcard/Open Review Winners:

  • Room Decor Alley
  • Intricates
  • Media Ape
  • Savanna’s Soaps
  • Sweets Inc
  • Beauty by Jae
  • Donkey Doo
  • Kayla’s Confections
  • NextDoorgig
  • Partners n’ Care
  • Smart Shot
  • The Chopping Block – Owen Russell Pike Valley Junior High
  • Downtown Western Wear
  • Drivyn
  • Go-Go Travel

C. Creative Marketing – Carolina Barraza – PVHS: is a digital marketing agency that offers digital marketing services workshops.


The Chopping Block – Owen Russell – PVJH: sells high-quality custom cutting boards.