Campus News continued from page 19 a percentage point. In dollars and cents, the team won by 84 cents. The program allows students to learn about capital markets and the mechanics behind trading stocks. Henry Codron, Jake Harris, Jordi Sendra, and Erielle Webber attended a Winner’s Luncheon at the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott. Congratulations to the winning team and thank you to Economics teacher Helena Avery for coordinating the stock competition each year.
Seniors (left to right) Henry Codron, Jake Harris, Erielle Webber and Jordi Sendra show their stock market savvy.
venture capitalists, Ph. D students and professors. Winners were ranked by the audience through a live voting system. The Dunn School participants took 5th, 9th, 10th and 11th place. Eager to expand on one of the pitch ideas, Alex reached out to Kevin Davis, CEO of Bristol Farms. Davis invited Alex to bring some of the students down to the Bristol Farms headquarters in Los Angeles. Alex took freshman Abe Storey and junior David Zou with him and the group was able to spend two hours talking to Davis about his career and the business model for Bristol Farms. He also gave them a tour of the facility and put them in contact with the investment banker who started the Entrepreneurship School at USC. “It was pretty amazing,” says Alex. “The kids left inspired and I think they gained insight into the logistics of running this kind of business.”
n Earwig Incorporated, a new class being offered this fall by Alex Kehaya and Chad Stacy, will introduce students to business managment, finance, investing, and business model generation through already existing campus ventures: the Earwig Café, the Student Store, the Earwig Foundation and Earwig Innovations. Alex started prepping his Earwig Innovations team last year by taking them down to UCSB to participate in the Elevator Pitch Social. Each student pitched a business idea in front of an audience of more than 50 people that included undergraduates, post graduates, local Santa Barbara entrepreneurs, 20 | DUNN JOURNAL 2013
(left to right) Alex Kehaya, Kevin Davis, Abe Storey and David Zou meet together at Bristol Farms headquarters in Los Angeles. If you are a business owner or investment professional interested in offering your expertise to Earwig Incorporated, contact Chad Stacy (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Whole Student Education Helena Avery has been named to a newly-created position dedicated to designing and developing school-wide programs that build on Dunn’s strength in whole student education. Helena is in her eighth year at Dunn, where she has taught mathematics and economics, served as a faculty adviser, and facilitated multiple student clubs. She has three children and is also host mom to a Dunn senior from Ghana. “I’m honored to work with our faculty and staff in exploring innovative ways to prepare every student for success in a complex, competitive world,” Helena noted. “Dunn teachers have always been driven by a calling to educate children not just as students, but as wellrounded and compassionate individuals.”
COVER STORY Wilderness Warriors – Dunn students venture into the outdoors for education of a different kind.