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The Debut of Raider Shark Tank

The Debut of Raider Shark Tank

Come cheer on our student-entrepreneurs as they pitch their best ideas and compete against each other for a "$25,000" investment from three real life entrepreneurs as part of Raider Shark Tank this Wednesday, April 5, in the Rogers Memorial Theater!

Central Catholic's Entrepreneurship Classes will present Shark Tank this Wednesday night, April 5, at 6:00 PM in the Rogers Memorial Theater. 

Students only need to bring their student ID to be admitted to the show! 

Refreshments and snacks will be provided at intermission.

Check out the graphic below for a list of the student-entrepreneurs (and their businesses) who will be competing in the event, and our three very special guest sharks who will be judging them.

Shark Tank image with teams, students, and judges


The Honors Introduction to Entrepreneurship course, taught by Mr. Matthew Sansoucie '06 (Math, Business, & Technology Teacher), provides students with a solid foundation in terms of the vital role played by entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in the 21st century global economy. The course is offered for dual enrollment with Syracuse University so students can earn both college credit and CCHS credit.

"I always watched the show “Shark Tank” in the past," notes Mr. Sansoucie," and I thought it would be a fun way to get the kids to be more excited about developing their business ideas."

Guest Sharks & Investors

Thank you to our entrepreneur judges:

  • Mr. Gino Baroni '74
    • Owner of Trident project Advantage Group
  • Ms. Lynn Makiej
    • Co-Owner of MAK & Co.
  • Mr. Evan Silverio '98
    • President of Silverio Insurance

Raider Shark Tank Producer (and Teacher)

Mr. Matthew Sansoucie '06

Mr. Matthew Sansoucie

Thank you to Mr. Sansoucie, our Shark Investors, and our budding entrepreneurs!


About the Honors Introduction to Entrepreneurship Course

Throughout the semester, students will assess, explore, critique, and celebrate the phenomenon of entrepreneurship, with an emphasis on entrepreneurship as a manageable process that can be applied in a variety of organizational setting.

The Honors Introduction to Entrepreneurship course has a multi-faceted approach focusing on the following:

  • The creation of new ventures, the ways that they come into being, and factors associated with their success. Students will be encouraged to develop and defend their own set of conclusions regarding each of these issues.
  • The integration of several disciplines, ranging from sociology and psychology to economics, finance, marketing, and human resource management.
  • Exploring theory with practice, where students will be challenged to apply principles, concepts, and frameworks to real world situations.
  • Discovering ‘Sustainable entrepreneurship’, entrepreneurship over the life cycles of people’s careers, organizations as they evolve from start-up enterprise to sizeable corporation, and societies as they move from undeveloped to post-industrial.

Central Catholic High School
A College Preparatory High School of Excellence in the Marist Tradition

Founded by the Marist Brothers in the heart of Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1935, Central Catholic High School enrolls 1,200 students from over 60 cities and towns and several countries. Students come from diverse backgrounds to form a caring community of faith, learning, and service. They advance to college in overwhelming numbers (nearly 100%) and move on to successful careers and positions of leadership in government, business, industry, academia, and professions.

Central Catholic High School is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

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