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
After partnering with Leadership Initiatives’ International Business Internship Program, Shehu now runs the largest fish farm in his village. His success has allowed him to be a leader in his community, create new jobs, and feed the region. Shehu is now working with International Business Internship Program (IBIP) teams to learn how to treat chlorine in the water, treat newly hatched fish to reduce their mortality rate, increase dissolved oxygen levels in the tanks, improve the growth rate of the fish, and locally produce fish feeds for his farm.
About the Owner: Shehu Gagare
Shehu Gagare grew up near the Gubi Dam, where many members of his community fished to feed themselves and their family. When Shehu was 15 years old, he met a team of Chinese construction workers who were hired to repair the dam. They taught Shehu how to hatch and farm fish, sparking Shehu to get a job at a fish farm. There, he learned the skills and gained the experience necessary to run a successful fish farm, as well as saved enough money to purchase 1,000 fish hatchlings required to start his own business. In 2017, Shehu opened his own farm in Tun Village, Bauchi State, Nigeria.
Three other employees currently work at Shehu’s fish farm. Shehu not only creates jobs for his community but is also a major source of food for the Bauchi area. The farm has a capacity of between 6,000 – 8,000 fish per harvest, as well as an indoor hatchery with approximately 30,000 – 50,000 fingerlings. Shehu is also married with 7 children who attend school using the profits from the fish farm. Shehu and his business currently directly benefit 14 people in his wider community.