Helena, Montana

Chinook student wins $6,000 at national competition for business idea

A Chinook High School senior is bringing home some money after competing in a national competition.

Last Friday, Cord Schneider competed against 10 other students from across the United States at the Youth Entrepreneurs Start-Up Challenge in Michigan.

He won $6,000 to go towards his business, which is designing custom bumpers, after pitching his idea to a panel of judges.

The idea came to Schneider a few years ago when he and his dad started building bumpers. He now runs his business out of his family’s garage.

Schneider was the only student from Montana to compete.

Reporting by Margaret DeMarco for MTN News

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