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      High school "Shark Tank"

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      You could think of it as "Shark Tank" for high school students. {}Alabama State University has 15 of the Montgomery Public School System's (MPS) "wiliest" young business entrepreneurs taking part in the inaugural event today.{}A panel will question the 15 MPS students about business plans each has developed at school. {}The panel will then determine if the plan is sound enough to receive investment capital.{}"Just like in the business world, to be successful in this competition will require both studying skills that reflect a good and sound business plan, as well as a sharp mind, cunning, and quick reflexes, which allow the student to answer the questions in a real-time format," said Lorenza Patrick, director of ASU's Small Business Development Center.{}Patrick and several ASU business students will serve as judges for the event.{}

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