More than 500 students across the nation applied for the Young Entrepreneur Award given by the National Federation of Independent Business Foundation. Out of the 500 students only 100 receive an award and of those, one was from Pocatello High School. Summer Joy stopped by during Dana Drecksel's math class to find out her reaction and to get the details on her small online business.
"I was just incredibly excited and humbled that I was selected to receive this scholarship and that my idea has been national recognized on that level, it was just really exciting for me," said Dana Drecksel, a Pocatello High School student.
This scholarship program is designed to promote and reward entrepreneurial talents among high school students. Dana has started an online business called, Yoga to Go.
"As you travel is really when you need yoga the most because that is the time you are most stressed; being able to take yoga with you when you are away from your classes and away from the normalcy on a daily routine. It's nice to have that release and have that normalcy. I just hope Yoga to Go will make it more accessible for people," added Drecksel.
Her product includes a carrying case, straps, a travel mat, and her Yoga pose guide. She says it really comes down to doing what you love.
"I would just encourage everyone to make the most of the time they have, go after your dreams and follow your passions and relies what makes them happy and what they want to do and go for it," said Drecksel.
Dana has plans to attend Georgetown University and go into medicine, with the goal of one day becomming a physician.
To qualify for an NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award, students must be seniors in high school who own and or operate their own small business. For more information on Yoga To Go or how to get involved with the NFIB you can click on the below links.
Yoga to Go: www.travelingwithyoga.com