On April 4, 2017, MacArthur's Business Ownership and Marketing students Joseph Apollo, Ryan O'Shea, Joseph Razza, Jake Sarni, and Ryan Wall were first place winners in the 5th annual Nassau County Comptroller's Entrepreneurial Challenge. For their first place finish, the group earned a $1000 cash prize. The competition had students form groups and take on various roles such as CEO, VP of Finance, VP of Operations, VP of Marketing and General Counsel. The students were asked to start a hypothetical company in Nassau County. After conceptualizing their business and developing their business plans, the students needed to present their companies to a group of investors. Over 250 students from high schools in Nassau County took part in the competition. Another group from MacArthur, Alyssa Breeze, Thomas Cappiello, Justin Calderon, Nicholas Meyerback, Dylan Perez, Abigale Simpson, and Robert Sutch were able to advance into the final round, which consisted of the nine highest point totals from the day, and earned honorable mention. MacArthur students created various businesses from a number of industries. All groups received high praise from the judges and scores that matched the praise. Congratulations to all the students who competed on a job well done!