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Alex Hart-Upendo Named State Merit Winner In Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge

Press Release: Silver Spring, Md. Discovery Education and 3M have announced that Alex Hart-Upendo, a fifth grade student from Gifford School (Racine Unified School District) has been named the state merit winner for Wisconsin in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, the nation’s premier middle school science competition. Hart-Upendo was chosen as one of 34 state merit winners nationwide for developing an innovative solution […]

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Alex Hart-Upendo Wins Annual ‘Wisconsin YES!’ Youth Business Plan Contest

Press release MADISON, Wis. – Alex Hart-Upendo, a 5th grader at Gifford Elementary School in Racine who has made a splash in national news media, is the grand prize winner in Wisconsin YES!, a statewide youth business plan contest for students in middle and high school. Hart-Upendo’s company, Build-A-Bow, is a custom eco-friendly bow retailer […]

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11-year-old entrepreneur to compete in Project Pitch It

Eleven-year-old Alex Hart-Upendo will compete against a number of other entrepreneurs in the second season of “Project Pitch It,” a competition for Wisconsin entrepreneurs similar to Shark Tank. Sponsored by Cardinal Stritch University, the Milwaukee Bucks, Lindy Enterprises Inc., and a number of other companies, the competition helps entrepreneurs grow their companies. For Alex, winning […]

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Alex Hart-Upendo

Alex Hart-Upendo, 11, is a fifth-grader and already owns his own company called Build-A-Bow. But he’s also already experienced racism several times, something he feels “is just not right.” Check out more Black Men Speak videos: Corey Prince Kevin Brown Chester Todd Jr. John Tate II Mike Jackson Logan Tyler Ahmad Kweku Qawi Carl Fields […]