Blaine Derbigny, a senior at St. Augustine High School, placed third in the final round of the Drew Brees’ Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge. Blaine’s idea was one of only 4 ideas that made it to the last round of competition.
Blaine and Lusher student Keiana Cave, an Intel International Science and Engineering Fair finalist were also honored as academic superstars by the New Orleans City Council. Blaine presented his idea, the Braille Exploration System, one of 4 that made it to the final round of the #TYCIC, to the council members. Blaine’s family and St. Aug administration were on hand to witness Councilmember James Gray make the formal presentation of a city proclamation.
Take a look below at his pitch during Entrepreneur Week activities and his presentation to the New Orleans City Council.
Marching 100 Brass Band Performance at the Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans and the Drew Brees Foundation’s Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge event during Entrepreneur Week.
The Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge inspires students to dream of starting their own business and gives them the tools to take it into the future. Junior Achievement has partnered with the Brees Dream Foundation to expand the competition and educate more students in the Greater New Orleans community. Last year, 1900 students participated in the program.