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Roblox winning team at RUBY High School South
From left to right, High School South's Dan O'Donnell, Chase Ford, JP Gluck, and Robert Boemio celebrate their winning presentation on Roblox at the Rutgers University Business for Youth (RUBY) symposium.

May 30, 2023-- The RUBY (Rutgers University Business for Youth) program presents students with the information, guidance, and motivation, beneficial to achieving a successful career, and succeeding in life. A symposium, held last week, invited students from across the area to compete in various business-themed competitions.

A team of sophomores attending High School South’s Business Academy proved victorious, defeating teams from Piscataway, Jackson, and New Brunswick high schools to win the Business Presentation competition.

winning presentation RUBY HSS

The team of Dan O'Donnell, Chase Ford, JP Gluck, and Robert Boemio (above) developed an in-depth presentation on the success of Roblox, providing judges the financial background of the company, product descriptions and, most importantly, personal experiences.

"My experience in the Metaverse shaped me into the astute man I am today," said O'Donnell, referring to the virtual world in which Roblox exists.

Other RUBY competitors from HSS included Grace Rhine, Bisola Fasakin, Nicole Bustamante, Jacqueline Lopez, Sara Manjarrez Santos, Siddhi Jariwala, Laci Donahue, Mary Polozzo, and Emma Italiano. 

Grace Rhine Bisola Fasakin Nicole Bustamante Jacqueline Lopez

South's Grace Rhine, Bisola Fasakin, Nicole Bustamante, and Jacqueline Lopez share a laugh as they work on their RUBY project.

Congratulations to the winning team, and to all of the RUBY participants for representing the district well.