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Senior School Students Win GEC Business Competition

Branksome Grade 11 students: Seoyeon Kang, Anneke Lee, Bomin Han, and Kaya Saeve Van Den Handel achieved 1st place in the annual GEC DECA Business Competition with their “Eco-Key” business plan. DECA is an after-school program that “prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe”. This year, the competition featured over a dozen GEC student-team created business plans. After preliminary judgments only 5 teams proceeded to the championship round and these finalists presented their plan virtually to a panel of business judges. 

Our team of students created “Eco-Key,” a smart-locker goods-trading system. Described in their business, Eco-key “aims to create an online platform, offering ease and security of trade for clothing and other household items…The major objective of the business will be providing people all around the world, an eco-friendly system that enables them to trade the materials in a more efficient way that is safer, biodegradable, and knowledgeable.”

In late November our student team was selected to advance to the championship. And on December 12, 2020, after waiting hours for results, Eco-Key earned the top prize! Preparation and organization for the business plan took months. These young women found a coach, spent weekend hours writing a business plan, and practiced their presentation after school hours.

Congratulations to the Eco-Key team of Branksome Hall Asia!


Riley Larson
Middle School Humanities and Senior School Business Teacher