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A snapshot of WHS’ 2024 EBM businesses

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WSPN’s Chloe Zilembo and Penelope Biddle share the businesses from this years “EBM Cup.” The photo above is of the “EMB Cup” calendar which EMB teacher Fredrick Lehmann created.

Since 2017, Wayland High School’s “EBM Cup” takes place. It begins in January and runs to the end of May, when the seniors graduate. Entrepreneurship and Business Management (EBM) is a project-based elective at WHS in which students learn how to effectively manage a business and learn the basics of entrepreneurship. The class is only open to juniors and seniors and is taught by Frederik Lehmann. The class is sectioned into groups, each of which invent a product to sell, and donate their profits to a charity of their choosing. Here is a summary of some of the EBM businesses this year.

WayKeys:

WayKeys is run by juniors Michael Keenan, Benam Hessamfar and Peyton Moran.

Their product is a Wayland themed keyfob that is designed to make entering the school more accessible after WHS implemented key cards. They are selling their product for $8.

“[Students] can attach [it] to [thier] keys or keychains to make it easily accessible for students,” Moran said. “Our goal is to sell to 100 students to allow them to get into the school easier.”

 

WayJs:

WayJs is run by seniors Gianluca Wey, Adah Shulman and junior Jordynn Lee.

Their product is a pair of Wayland themed plaid pajama bottoms. They offer the plain pajama bottoms for $25 with the option of customizations, such as adding a name, for an additional fee. A small customization is $5, a medium customization is $8 and a large customization is $10.

“Our goal is to be as successful as possible and beat out our other competitors,” Lee said. “[We also want] to raise as much money as we can to donate it to Cradles to Crayons [to] support children in need.”

WheyBar:

WheyBar is run by seniors Sam Brooks, Hedaia Elelimy, Jack Kerrigan and junior Aidan Mui.

WheyBar is a protein bar company, which prides themselves on their fresh ingredients and their taste. They sell their product for $2 and all of their profits will be donated to the World Good Program.


Paw Track Pro:

Paw Track Pro is run by seniors Zach Rainville, Joey Burke, Lily Mele, Kailas Srinivasan, Maggie Melander and junior Ridley Keegan.

Paw Tract Pro is a pet collar with a holder for an Apple Air Tag which allows people to track their pet’s location. The collar retails for $20 and it comes in different colors including black, blue and red.

LEDXpress:


LEDXpress is run by seniors Xande Santos, Sam Conner and Mo Siidi.

Their product is a set of colored LED lights that they install in people’s cars. They retail for $25, which includes installation.

“Our product is easy to use and adds an aesthetic look to your car,” Santos said. “We also install [the lights] for you, so you don’t have to do any work. We’re experienced with this installation and can do it within 5-10 minutes. We usually communicate with our customers to install for them during a free they may have or we can even meet them at a given location and do the installation for them [there].”


WayFresh:

WayFresh, a group made up of juniors Ben Hynes, Josh Feist, Felix Kissel and Ankeit Nambiar and senior Brandon McCray, aims to freshen up the cars of WHS students.

Their product is a car air freshener with the Wayland “W.” They currently sell both black and white air fresheners in a “new car” scent. The product retails for $4.

“Ben and Brandon came up with Wayfresh when they got into one of their friends’ cars and it stank,” Nambiar said.

WayTutors:

WayTutors is run by seniors Brenden Shen, Annika Bangalore and Charlie Lieb.

Their business differs from the other businesses in EBM. Instead of offering a product, they offer a tutoring service for students at WHS. Their pricing varies by subject, but their highest hourly rate is $40.

WayWallets:

WayWallets is run by seniors Giovanni Sebastianelli and Anna Munford and junior Nathan Tobe.

Their product is a silicon Wayland-themed phone wallet that sticks to the back of a phone and holds cards, cash and student IDs. The wallet retails for $5.

“Our goal is to raise as much money as we can by the end of the year [and] we are donating to Loose Change,” Sebastianelli said.

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Chloe Zilembo, Copy Editor
Chloe Zilembo, Class of 2025, is a second year reporter for WSPN and a copy editor for sports and news. She plays field hockey and is on both the high school team and a club team. Outside of school she enjoys watching movies and sports. Contact: [email protected]
Penelope Biddle, Co-Features Editor
Penelope Biddle, Class of 2025, is a third year reporter and the co-features editor for WSPN. She rows for Wayland’s crew team. Outside of school, she enjoys reading, watching movies and spending time with friends and family. Contact: [email protected]
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