It was the fourth State Championship in four years for North Myrtle Beach High School at the Carolina's ProStart Invitational Management Competition. As the State Champion, the school's team will be sponsored by the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association to travel to Baltimore, Maryland, on April 19-21 to compete for the national title.
During the Carolina's ProStart Invitational Management Competition held in Charleston March 24-25, students were required to prepare a restaurant business plan and presentation materials and participate in an intense series of questions from judges. The judges are professional chefs and leaders from the restaurant industry.
North Myrtle Beach High School's ProStart Team members are Austin Sowell, Matthew Stanaland, Brock Smith, Luna Thomasson, and Anne Vayansky. The team coach is Connie Porter. The school principal is Trevor Strawderman.