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Cupcake Wars benefits local students looking to major in business

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Published: Apr. 21, 2018 at 11:06 PM CDT
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SOUTH BELOIT, Ill. (WIFR) – Students at South Beloit High School who are interested in majoring in business in college will now have a little extra cash to help them reach their goal and it’s all thanks to a cupcake competition.

Members of the Future Business Leaders of America hosted a “Cupcake Wars” competition. It’s a fundraiser put on by the students. They charged bakers an entry fee and the cash they raised will be used to start a scholarship fund for students interested in studying business.

”It's a lot of work but when it happens and it works, it's fun and it's good that the kids are able to take a little responsibility in building something like this and I like I said hopefully it continues into the future,” says Nick Jupin the adviser for South Beloit High School’s Future Business Leaders of America.

23 News Anchor Mike Garrigan and Chief Meterologist Mark Henderson were two of the celebrity judges for the event.

While this is the first year the school has had this competition, Jupin hopes it becomes an annual event. The first prize winner took home $100 cash, the second prize winner took home $50 and the third prize winner, $25.