Young entrepreneurs take the plunge

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Ten young entrepreneurs jumped into Wallowa Lake at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 21, as a fundraiser for their upcoming Leadership & Innovation Tour to Seattle. The jump into the 41-degree water on a 49-degree day symbolized what it takes to be an entrepreneur – “the willingness to do something bold, slightly crazy, and way out of your comfort zone,” according to advisor Stacy Green. The funny outfits? “So many people won’t take a risk because they are afraid of looking foolish,” said Green. “Well, now they’ve actually looked foolish, and survived.” The entrepreneurs are participating in Building Healthy Families Mentor Match program, one of three programs funded by Oregon Community Foundation, that provides tutoring and mentoring services for K-12 in Wallowa County. Entrepreneurs, from left, are: Cody Duquette, Kyle Roepke, Joseph Harshman, Natalie Zeigler, Damon Greenshields, Elsa Steen, McKenna Miller, Hayley Riggs, David Ribich, Nicola Moioli, Blu Risseeuw.

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