Onondaga JR/SR High School
International Business Internship Program
Our Life-Changing Project
Class of 2021
My name is Dylan Price and I am a sophomore at Onondaga JR/SR High School in Upstate New York. I have taken several advanced classes with honors: Algebra Regents with Honors, Geometry with Honors, AP World History and Algebra II with Honors.
I have been Class President for 3 years fundraising over $5,000, setting a school record. I am a founding member of Model United Nations. I am the treasurer of National Junior Honor Society and Student Council I also participate in Spanish Club and Key Club. I am the publisher and writer at my school newspaper. In 2016 and 2018 I was an intern on Congressman John Katko's reelection campaign. I also volunteer am a volunteer for Bob Antonacci who is running for New York State Senate.
I run cross country, wrestle and run track. In wrestling, I am a one-time state qualifier and placed 3rd at Sectionals three times. My other interests are: economics, the stock market, politics/election, law and public policy. Some of strengths are: leadership, public speaking and writing.
I joined IBIP to gain real-world experience in business. By participating in IBIP I will help a motivated business owner and hard-working people in Bauchi State Nigeria. IBIP will also help me in applying for college and when hopefully running a company someday.
Class of 2023
My name is Natalie Price and I am a 8th grader at Onondaga Jr./Sr. High in Upstate New York
I am Class President and was Vice President last year.I participate in Newspaper club, Model United Nations, and Student Council.
I swim for a competitive swim team. I have been swimming for 7 years and have recently qualified for championship meets in the 100 and 50 Freestyle.
Class of 2021
My name is Nicole Dooley. I am a sophomore and attend Onondaga Jr/Sr High School. Throughout school I have taken honor classes in various subjects. After school I am involved in clubs including President of newspaper club, spanish, Model United Nations, Key Club and National Junior Honor Society.
I am involved in student council and am the vice president of my class for the second year in a row. All school year I participate in athletics including varsity cross country, junior varsity basketball and varsity softball.
I am joining IBIP because it is a good experience to have in high school. There are benefits for both the participants and I. I am very interested in the medical field and I believe that this program could help me pursue that later in my life and help me get into a college that will also help me pursue this interest of mine.
Our Business Partner: Fish Farming
Business Owner: Shehu Gagare
Business Location: GRA Anguwan Shugaba. Firo, Tun Village, Yali Ward. Gajuwa LGA – Bauchi State
Story of the Business
Mr. Shehu learned the fish farming business at an early age. Living in a community where they have a large dam (Gubi Dam), people usually fish from the dam and the dam is the main supply of the water treatment plant of Bauchi metropolitan area. At the age of 15 he learn how to hatch fish from a Chinese team that were working at the dam. However, he had been working in other people’s farm. In January of 2017, Shehu partnered with Leadership Initiatives (LI) to build his own farm for him. His farm has since expanded and increased Shehu’s ability to support himself and his family.
About the Owner: Shehu Gagare
Shehu was born in Bauchi where he live with his parent and families; he is married with seven (7) children. All his life he had worked as a subsistent farmer in Firo, Gubi Dam village, barely providing enough for his large family until LI met him and his life took a new turn. Prior to LI’s intervention he only work for other and gets paid for his services he rendered, now he own his own fish farm and as a result his children are now attending school. He is also the youth leader in Firo community.
The Fish farm business started with 1000 juveniles in the first harvest and during the course of the farming season, several challenges where experienced and as a result, new ideas on how to resolve these problems emerged. Shehu owns the biggest fish farm in the community with the capacity of harvesting between 6,000 – 8,000 fishes per harvest plus an indoor hatchery where he can hatch up to 30,000 – 50,000 fingerlings at a time. Shehu currently has three (3) employee all from his community working on the fish farm. Currently, the farm is stock with 800 Fishes that are almost at table weight and over 30, 000 fishes that are almost at juvenile stage that are to be sold as seeds to other fish farmer.