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O'Rourke Wins State Prize For Ski Goggle Idea


BHS junior Patrick O'Rourke is the winner of a $500 prize for his business plan to produce ski goggles that integrate numerous high tech devices to assist skiers. The competition, Hop on the BUS!, was sponsored by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, 4-H, The Rural Center, and North Carolina Real Enterprises. The competition is designed to encourage students to examine and design approaches to producing and marketing innovative ideas. The prize money is considered "seed money" to help students implement their concepts.

O'Rourke was given a special award for the best integrated techno...

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