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Centennial High students' take on real world problems through a virtual spin

Local students gain real life experience
Posted at 12:13 AM, Nov 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-04 04:24:08-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Since 1989 Centennial High School has offered a two year nationally known class, Virtual Enterprises. A class where students simulate a business allowing them to get hands on experience. This year the class created a business, Ancora Safety, that is helping bring awareness to issues around the world.

"Given the social climate and what’s happening in schools and just a couple weeks ago, what happened in Thousand Oaks and people who were in the Las Vegas shooting that were there too and to me, I hear that and I think why, people should not have to go through that and this business is to address an issue that has been going on that has been unacceptable," said Alex Bridges, the CEO of Ancora Safety.

The class is hoping to compete in the National Business Plan Competition in New York as they continue competing in local trade shows presenting their simulated business.