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Holtgrewe accepted into 2015 Governor's School for Entrepreneurs

“Neuropathy causes the loss of feeling in limbs,” said John. “It’s very important to be aware of any changes so that infection can be prevented.” Foot assessment is considered part of routine diabetic care. People who are elderly may have difficulty in observing their feet for changes or symptoms.

GSE is a unique entrepreneurship program that places a strong emphasis on innovation and design as elements of creating a sustainable business model. GSE teaches students critical life and work skills of problem-solving, teamwork and iteration in an environment where it is safe to fail.

Students who complete GSE’s three-week residential program will put in a minimum of 135 hours of learning time comprised of direct instruction, applied learning, guest speakers, professional mentors and field trips. Working in small business teams, students learn the nine components of a business model: customer segments, value proposition, customer relationships, channels, revenue streams, cost structure, key partners, key resources, and key activities. Applying STEM skills they design and build a prototype of their innovative product or service. The class culminates with the teams giving an oral business pitch presentation to a panel of achievement are awarded digital badges. After successful completion of the program, GSE scholars are eligible for scholarship opportunities and performance-based entrepreneurship credit on a high school transcript.

John is a member of the PTHS Academic team and Speech team. He is a member of the soccer and track teams. Outside of school, John also volunteers at Baptist Health hospital. His parents are Greg and Veronica Holtgrewe. Congratulations, John!

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