SPHS Students Recognized in Virtual Enterprise Competitions

Ella Jayasekera (clockwise, from top left), Michelle Jee, Devin Pearson and Matteo Lee make up the sales department of the SPHS virtual enterprise varsity team, Pebbly, and took seventh place in the national Design for Delight competition.

South Pasadena High School’s virtual enterprise varsity team, Pebbly, and junior varsity team, My Meals, competed at their first regional and national competitions. Pebbly’s product is a new-age spin on Gary Dahl’s classic pet rock, and My Meals deals in customized gourmet meals delivered to the consumer’s doorstep.
Sales department students from Pebbly took seventh place out of 74 teams in the national Design for Delight competition sponsored by Intuit. The Pebbly sales department consists of Matteo Lee, Ella Jayasekera, Michelle Jee and Devin Pearson.

The highly decorated SPHS virtual enterprise (veinternational.org) program has transitioned to a fully virtual curriculum and competition platform. The students are now competing in virtual trade fairs and working within a framework that allows the students to compete with teams from all over the nation.
SPHS students also were recognized in these categories:
• Employee newsletter:
Gold — Pebbly (Audrey Biggar)
Silver — My Meals (Sarah De La O)
• Radio advertisement:
Gold — My Meals (Sophia Kim)
Silver — Pebbly (Michelle Jee and Olivia Yanover)
• Banner advertisement:
Gold — My Meals (Jessica Mai)
Both teams also won top 10 awards in each of the regional competitions for best overall sales experience, best sales materials and best sales pitch.