LYNCHBURG, Va. – Elementary students in Central Virginia know what it's like to be an entrepreneur.
Hundreds of students from different area schools gathered at Lynchburg College to sell products they personally created for Market Day.
The students started their own businesses, applied for business licenses and set their own prices for their products.
"Having kids learn about entrepreneurship at an early age and enlisting these ideas of creativity and how to start a business will only pay dividends as they get older and hopefully start businesses in the city of Lynchburg," Anna Bentson, assistant director of the Office of Economic Development and Tourism, said.
Some schools received awards for their students being outstanding entrepreneurs, and marketers and for being the most innovative.
Below is a list of all the schools that received an award:
Outstanding Entrepreneur Award:
Chalk it up – Perrymont Elementary
Gaiter Danes – Boonsboro Elementary
Minecraft Pillows - Stewartsville Elementary
Honorable Mention for Outstanding Entrepreneur:
Bath Fizzes – Perrymont Elementary
B & B Co. – Appomattox Elementary
Lovey Puppies - New London Academy
Outstanding Marketer Award:
Wrigley’s Keychains – Otter River Elementary
School Suppliers – Appomattox Elementary
Jubilee Smarties - The Jubilee Center
Honorable Mention for Outstanding Marketer:
Soothing Socks – Thomas Jefferson Elementary
Snuggle Buddies, Inc. – Boonsboro Elementary
Shark Tank - Heritage Elementary
Most Innovative Award:
Calming Cube – Goodview Elementary
Mystery Happy Potter Trading Cards – Boonsboro Elementary
Happy Horns - New London Academy
Honorable Mention for Most Innovative:
Cooper’s Ping Pong Prize Shoot – Otter River Elementary
Safe Keeper Piggy Banks – Big Island Elementary
School Stuffy Students – Bedford Elementary