Lemonade Day BCS held their awards and recognition program on June 22 at the Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley. The event recognized the kids, parents, and sponsors who worked diligently to make Lemonade Day a success.
There were six different categories of awards handed out: Best Tasting Contest, Best Stand Contest, Sweet & Sour Story Contest, Most Charitable, Best Business, and Entrepreneur of the Year.
Blue Baker sponsored and presented the awards in the Best Tasting Contest category. The three awards were Best Tasting Lemonade, Best Presentation, and Most Unique Recipe. Kodiak and McKinley Roy (Mix It Up by Little Brothers Lemonade) received 1st in Best Tasting Lemonade; Bailee and Camdyn Clark received 2nd; Lauren Crawford and McKenzie Toon received 3rd. For Best Presentation, Myra and Adam Dharani (Mrya’s Amazing Lemonade) took home 1st; Joyce and Joseph Choi and Sam Waldrip (Athena Learning Center – Cactade) received 2nd; Noah Fife received 3rd. Finally, for Most Unique Recipe, Kodiak and Mckinley received 1st; Joyce and Joseph Choi and Sam Waldrip received 2nd; Myra and Adam Dharani received 3rd.
American Momentum Bank sponsored the Best Stand Contest. Tyrese and Sean Hargrove of Brothers Blue Lemonade won Most Unique Stand. Best Imagination went to Christopher Alejandro of CJ’s Fossil Fuels. Finally, Clayton Sikorski (Clayton’s Barnyard Lemonade) won Best Stand.
The Sweet & Sour Story Contest was sponsored by Evolve Performance. Jordan Fowler of Jordan’s American Lemonade won the Most Unique Story award. Most Creative Story was won by the Athena Learning Center. Lastly, Christopher Alejandro won Best Story.
MacResource Computers sponsored the Best Business Contest. Coming in 2nd place were Nicholas and Madison Parfait. This was their 4th year participating. They raised $765 in total revenue, completed all 14 lessons in the Entrepreneur Workbook, paid back their investor, bought a pool for the backyard, and donated the rest to the Wounded Warrior Project. 3rd Place went to Clayton Sikorski in his 5th and final year of participation. Clayton sold 245 cups of lemonade, saved half of his revenue for college, and donated the other half to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. The Most Charitable business was Drink Lemonade and Save Nepal’s Children – Patrick and Nini Li, Michael and Eric Wu – who donated 100 percent of their revenue to Unicef and Red Cross. Entrepreneurs of the Year were Samantha and Quincy Smith (S&Q’s Sweet Deal). They raised $775 in total revenue, completed all 14 lessons in the Entrepreneur Workbook, paid back their investor, went to dinner with mom, saved money for college, and donated the rest to Michael J. Fox Foundation.
The last award of the night was the Outstanding Educator Award, which went to Katina Osth from South Knoll Elementary in College Station ISD.
Finally, Lemonade Day BCS recognized their many sponsors who helped make the event possible. The Marketing Sponsor was Kroger/Consumer Affairs. In-Kind Sponsor and Community Champion Emeritus was Copy Corner. The T-Shirt Sponsor was Kalcorp. The Contest Sponsors were Blue Baker, American Momentum Bank, MacResource, and Evolve Partnership. Community and Media Sponsors were Bryan ISD, College Station ISD, City of Bryan, City of College Station, Bryan Broadcasting, Brazos Monthly and Insite Magazine. Other sponsors included Research Valley Partnership, James and Paula Lancaster, Lanae Scroggins and Ecolyse, Dexter Insurance, Nancy and Len Berry, Dick and Linda Lester, Steve Vaughn, Brown & Company, and Siedel, Schroeder and Co.
Congratulations to all of the winners and sponsors who helped make Lemonade Day BCS a success this year!