Stony Point High School
International Business Internship Program
Our Life-Changing Project
Class of 2019
My name is Gregory Boudreau, I am a current senior at Stony Point High School. In my free time, I enjoy playing tennis and playing Grand Strategy video games. This year, I am currently taking International Baccalaureate (IB) classes and Advanced Placement (AP) classes.
I am the current #1 varsity player on the Stony Point HS Tennis Team and the Senior Class Council Parliamentarian. Additionally, I the Team Leader of both UIL Current Events and UIL Social Studies, and have placed at both the District and Region level of competition. Also, I am the president of my school’s Texas Association of Minorities in Engineering (TAME) club and participate in competitions up to the state level.
The International Business Internship Program (IBIP) is an opportunity for me to make a change in areas that I would’ve never had the opportunity to assist. Over the summer, I was given the privilege to participate in the International Business & Leadership Summit, a week-long program that allowed me to connect to a business in Nigeria. I found it very enjoyable to be able to help out others and hope to continue this through the IBIP program. By helping others, I believe that we can better the lives of those people and the people around and the communities to which they depend on.
Class of 2020
My name is Kacy Martin, I am a current junior at Stony Point High School. In my free time, I enjoy singing, writing poems and lyrics, and spending time with my friends. I am currently taking International Baccalaureate (IB) classes and business classes. I enjoy collaborating with others and finding outlets for me creativity and admirations. My goal for High School is to find who I am as a person and my passions in life.
This is my third year in the International Business Internship Program (IBIP) program and I am really excited to be team lead. I am also the Stony Point president of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), a national business club for students. I also care for my sisters and dog, as well as babysit and dogsit for others. I have always been interested in business, since my first “businesses” as a preschooler (selling my Halloween candy to other students and resewing buttons that fell off of other’s shirts).
IBIP is an amazing opportunity to better the lives of people and the communities to which they depend on. It also provides Global interaction, exposure to new culture, and many soft skills beneficial to everyday life, and essential to business, such as: collaboration, leadership, confidence, cognitive reasoning, and creative action.
Class of 2020
Hola mi nombre es Marina Flores, and I am a junior at Stony Point High School. I love going to school and getting my mind blown by new math equations, going to fossil conventions, and spending time in my garden. I am very passionate about my latino community and help with the National Hispanic Institute 24/7, although it feels like 25/8 if that were possible. I enjoy hanging out and having adventures with my friends, and any weekend you can probably find me wrapped in three blankets surrounded by a fort of pillows watching history documentaries. I’m a very driven individual, and I like to take advantages of all the opportunities presented to me to ensure I make an impact on my community.
As of this year, I am started my first year in the International Baccalaureate program, which I’m stoked about. Now the rest might be a doozy, but I participate in the National Hispanic Institute as well as and coach Mock Trial, I’m a National Honors Society Officer, Environmental awareness club president, a class council officer, and a member in Key Club and HOSA. I also play on varsity for the Stony Point Women's Lacrosse Team. My future is yet to be sculpted, but I'm interested in something to do biomedical engineering or Law.
I’m thrilled to join the IBIP program and participate in their projects. I'm excited to expand on skills that will be applicable in college and other projects, as well as finding a possible interest in business.
Class of 2020
My name is Nathaniel Marquez, and I am a Junior this year at Stony Point High School. I love learning, fast cars, good food, singing in the shower, decent friends, the movies, nice clothes, and my momma. I enjoy working with others and expressing creativity through collaborative projects. My goals for High School is to develop myself as much as possible and to have no regrets when I look back at my time in SPHS.
Currently, I am in the International Baccalaureate program, Varsity Tennis, National Honor Society, Number Sense UIL, and I am the Class of 2020 Historian. I also play the piano as well as do amateur photography and videography. I have always been interested in Computer Science and Engineering, which stems from my childhood passion for Transformers.
I can't wait to participate in this program to learn important skills that will aid me in the years to come and to make a tangible impact on our global community.
Class of 2020
Hello, I am a junior attending Stony Point High School. I challenge my academic boundaries by taking the most rigorous curses and being a part of the International Bachelorette program. I have a passion for design and creativity that serves as inspiration for some of my best ideas.
I am involved in Drama Club and have been interested in acting since 7th grade. I am also a memeber of the Key Club chapter at Stony Point HS, a student-led service organization, and a treasurer for the Class Council of 2020. In my free time, I enjoy creating art and listening to music.
I am excited to join the IBIP because it provides me with the opportunity to make an impact in the world as a high schooler. This program will be an amazing learning experience, as it takes the learning out of the classroom and into the real world. I look forward to strengthening my problem solving skills and interacting with real people, businesses, and communities.
Class of 2020
Hi I’m Tran Tran Le, I’m currently a Junior at Stony Point High School. In my free time I like to help my family around the house and shopping. I also enjoy listening to Korean pop music. Something I also do is help my father out with his business and go to my Stepmother's Salon and help her out. This year, I am currently taking International Baccalaureate (IB) classes and also I’m learning German.
I believe one of the things that makes me special is that I’m very open to new ideas and that I’m understanding of others. One of my hobbies is going to asian markets I love walking through and experiencing the food and culture when walking through. I’m in currently in German Club, FBLA, IBSO and HOSA. I’m have an officer position in German club and FBLA. I’ve been in German club ever since Freshman year and something we do every year is do is Wurstfest. I just started doing FBLA this year and I have a social media position where I’ve just created new social media pages and I’m currently maintaining them. Another job apart of my social media position is marketing the club to other students.
I’m excited to join the IBIP Program because I discovered my passion for Business and Advertising last year in my high school classes and I would like to continue that path of business marketing/advertisement through IBIP giving me experiences and knowledge that I can use for the future.
Our Business Partner: Restaurant Business
Business Owner: Deborah Obalohun
Business Location: State low cost, Opposite Kobi Cinema, Bauchi
Story of the Business
Deborah’s partnership with Leadership Initiatives’ International Business Internship Program has allowed her and her business to grow in ways she never could have imagined. Deborah is now working with International Business Internship Program teams to refine and improve her menu, expand her advertising methods, improve her customer service, and redesign the interior of her restaurant.
About the Owner: Deborah Obalohun
Deborah Obalohun had been struggling to survive and care for her five children after the death of her husband ten years ago. Working as a teacher, her low salary made it difficult to provide food and education for herself and her family. However, her passion for cooking always brought joy to herself, her family, and her friends. Because of this, she was encouraged to open up her own restaurant as an additional source of income. After a lot of hard work to save enough money, Deborah opened her own restaurant in Bauchi, Nigeria.
Deborah’s restaurant has grown from working alone in her kitchen to a stand-alone restaurant with five other employees. Currently feeding approximately 35 people a day, she hopes to open up more branches of her restaurant around the region, as well as provide catering services to events and weddings. The additional income from her restaurant has been life-saving for Deborah and her five children, as she can now provide plenty of food and pay for their education. Deborah and her business currently directly benefit 10 people in her wider community.