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Wireless phone charger wins Junior Shark Tank

Posted at 10:23 PM, Jun 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-30 01:23:22-04

A Pima County program is encouraging young people to use their minds and their hands to earn money for college. 

It's the Junior Shark Tank program, sponsored by the S.Y.STEM Coalition and operated by Joint Technical Education District. 

The program has Pima County High School students team up to make a product, market it, and pitch it to judges. 

The winning team created a wireless phone charger for a cell phone. 

They'll split $5,000 in scholarship money. 

"Business-wise I learned a lot," Basis student Bryce Lang said, "And its great for anyone who wants that business combined with that fabrication."

"The shark tank is about letting kids get inventive, get creative. [It] lets them think about science, technology, engineering, and math," Elected Pima County Superintendent of Schools, Dustin Williams said. "They put these ideas together. They put them on paper and next thing you know you've got something amazing created and they transform it and sell it. It's really really cool."

KGUN 9 has been following this story since the students started their hard work. 

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