In May, Jackson S. '22 competed among other area high school students in Drexel University's Close School of Entrepreneurship's Rising Starters business competition and placed 3rd winning $1,000.
Jackson, who worked on his presentation with entrepreneurship teacher Andrew Wakelee, presented his plans for a tag using NFC technology that can be mounted on historical monuments and sites that allows anyone with a smartphone to easily access information about the location. Jackson developed the tag idea as part of his Eagle Scout project and will use his award money to fund the rest of the project and his business Jcorp Tech. Jackson sees "potential in using NFC tags as wildlife identifiers. People don't often stop to read trail signs and this would make for a much faster and interactive approach."