Mayor Peduto presents proclamation to City High SAGE Team for Win at International Entrepreneurship Competition!

October 24, 2014—Pittsburgh, PA

Mayor William “Bill” Peduto welcomed the City High SAGE Team to his office at the City County Building to present them with a Proclamation for their accomplishments in Pittsburgh and at the national and global SAGE competitions.  He had high praise for their environmental work and the positive representatives they were for the City of Pittsburgh and the United States of America.

(L – R) Dr. Curtiss Porter of the Mayor’s Office, Bryce Johnson (2016),
Morgan Crist (2015), Logan O’Hara (2017), Mayor Bill Peduto, DeVaughn Davis (2015), Santina Benedetti (2016), and Samantha Richardson (2016)

City Charter High School in Pittsburgh, PA represented the U.S. and took second place in the “Social Enterprise Business” category in the SAGE – – Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship – World Cup Competition.  Despite mounting international tension, teens from fourteen countries, and four observing delegations, met in Moscow, Russia August 8th – 13th to experience the competitive nature of today’s global economy, as well as the collaborations possible thanks to advances in communication technology, social media, and international travel.  With their urban demographics, club organization, and all volunteer business operation, City High is very different from most of the other SAGE teams, both in the U.S. and around the globe, that are from government or university sponsored programs, elite private schools, or  prosperous public schools.

Over the Memorial Day weekend, these six students from City Charter High School were the “home team” as they traveled to The University of Pittsburgh to participate in this high school’s fifth SAGE national competition.  Last year they also won the “Social Enterprise Business Competition” but were not able to represent the United States in the SAGE Global Competition in Abuja, Nigeria in August 2013 because of travel warnings issued by the U.S. State Department.  This year, defending their first place title not only opened the door to a once in a lifetime travel experience and winning another trophy but also gave them the opportunity to be positive goodwill ambassadors of the United States in a time of unrest.

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