On the #RoadtoNationals and Ready to Compete in October

Three of NFTE St. Louis Metro’s top young entrepreneurs have qualified for nationals and are headed to the final rounds of the National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge this fall:

Cassandra Childrey, age 16, of McCluer North High School. Cassandra’s business, Flashing Hounds, produces retractable dog leashes that include LED lights in the handle, allowing the leashes to glow with a click of a button. These leashes allow car drivers to see nighttime dog walkers more clearly and from great distances.

O’Ryan Bolden and Cherish Thompson, both age 17, of McCluer North High School. Their business, Safe Shades, helps prevent medical deaths and accidents by providing color coding for pills. It also gives more assurance while taking medicine. Unlike pill separators and pill wizards, our business is less time consuming and more convenient for patients and caregivers.

Micah Montgomery, 15, and Devon Titsworth, 14, of St Louis, MO. Their business, Cool Case, is an innovative mobile phone case that can keep phones from overheating, cooling down overheated phones to keep customers happy and safe.