Connecticut Leadership Council Presents Young Entrepreneur Scholarships

Date: June 18, 2014

Two Connecticut high school students were presented with NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards at the recent Annual Meeting of the NFIB/Connecticut Leadership Council at the State Legislative Office Building in Hartford. 

Vivek Tedla, of Newtown, CT is a national NFIB Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Finalist and a senior at Newton High School.  Vivek runs VRT Studios, which provides photography services. He will attend the University of Connecticut in the fall and was awarded a $5,000 scholarship. 

Jacqueline LeGree, of Waterbury, CT is the winner of the NFIB/Connecticut Leadership Council Young Entrepreneur Award and a senior at Wilby High School. Jackie runs OAK Apparel (One of a Kind).  She’s a fashion designer and she plans to open her own shop after graduation from University of Bridgeport.  She was awarded a $1,000 scholarship. 

A third student, unable to attend the recent meeting, is Michael Zarlenga of Fairfield, CT, winner of the NFIB/Horizon Services Young Entrepreneur Award and a senior at Fairfield Warde High School.  Michael runs Zarlenga Landscape Services and will also receive a $1,000 scholarship.


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