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The Academic Talent Search Program took 29 Students from McKinley High School and Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts to 43 North’s annual startup pitch competition at Shea’s Performing Arts Center. The annual competition awarded $5 million to eight companies from Canada and the U.S. The students enjoyed lunch after at Cabaret Restaurant.

The Academic Talent Search Program is one of five federally funded TRiO programs established under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. Academic Talent Search of Canisius College serves approximately 635 youth who are recruited from area schools and community service organizations.

Submitted by: Suzanne Johnson, administrative associate, Academic Talent Search