Holy Angels’ SAGE Team Earns Second Place in World Cup Competition

September 27, 2013 Updated Jul 26, 2011 at 12:10 PM EDT

By WKBW News


Team members left to right: Hanna Morelli, Angela Maggio, Jenna Walczak, Heather Wilson, Hannah Greene, Alexandra Marasco and Kelly Patterson.

September 27, 2013 Updated Jul 26, 2011 at 12:10 PM EDT

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW release) -- Holy Angels Academy’s SAGE team (Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship) placed second in the organization’s ninth annual World Cup tournament.

The competition, which featured 180 teenagers from 14 countries, was held July 22-25 at Canisius College. Results of the competition were announced July 25 at a dinner and awards presentation.

The Holy Angels’ team won two gold medals for millennium development goals, including one for empowering women.

The Academy’s presentation team, which represented the United States in the Social Enterprise Business category, is comprised of Heather Wilson ’11, Hannah Greene ’11, Angela Maggio ’12, Jenna Walczak ’13 and Kelly Patterson ’14.

This team placed second in the Social Enterprise Business category with its SAGE Small World Book Publishing Company. They presented their business plan and the social ventures sustained by its profits. This translated into three socially responsible efforts in the Congo: helping to restart a chicken coop business, aiding water purification with LifeStraws, and helping to fund a bee keeping business.

The Holy Angels’ SAGE team has competed for six years, and this is its fourth World Cup appearance in a row. Faculty moderator for SAGE is Ms. Meg Venne.

The SAGE organization introduces entrepreneurship to high school students combining awareness of business and social entrepreneurship in an ethical and socially responsible manner.