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May 7

May 7, 2019


Derek Rayment
Public + Media Relations Manager
531-MCC-2876, office
402-960-0697, cell

Winners from MCC Quick Pitch contest announced

OMAHA, Neb. — Student contest winners from the Metropolitan Community College Student Quick Pitch Contest have been announced. The competition featured both MCC and area high school students presenting their entrepreneurial ideas in front of a panel of expert judges similar to the format found on ABC’s hit show “Shark Tank.”

Student contestants had approximately two minutes to present their ideas. Participants were judged on logic, presentation quality, product or service advantage, target market and credibility. Scholarships were awarded to the first, second and third place winners.

College Division
First place: Franck Ketchouang, Coiffure Salon

Second place: Huda Ahmed, A Cuppa Splosh

Third place: Jessica Johnson: The Real Southern Experience

High School Division

First place: Ngun Lian, Omaha Northwest High School, Lian’s Asian Barbershop

Second place: Kiara Johnson, Omaha Northwest High School, EZ Peel

Third place: Nia Brown, Omaha Northwest High School, Slay Nation


Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest post-secondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.