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Sibling Revelry: Sister-Brother Team Wins Business Competition

Janelle O'Haugherty
Fidelity Investments

A few weeks back, we brought you the story of teenage entrepreneurs spending a chunk of their summers making their pitch at BizCamp in Irving’s MacArthur High School.  Now, the results are in, and top honors went to two of the kids we spotlighted -- the sister-brother team of Alisha and Danyial Hamid.

Their winning project: “Edloc,” a software system to automate school security and attendance. They won $750 and now advance to a regional contest next May.

Second prize went to Heidi Jimenez and YsauriBrito for Sno-CoCo, a mobile snow cone cart working with Irving parks to provide an alternative to ice cream and water. Their prize: $500.

Amber Amador and Jordan Floyd finished third (and won $300) for Galaxy Taxi, a “taxi” service that transports students to their after-school activities in the Irving area and builds mentoring relationships.

Bill Zeeble has been a full-time reporter at KERA since 1992, covering everything from medicine to the Mavericks and education to environmental issues.