Student Focus: Entrepreneur Edition

Over the years at Florida Virtual School, we have had the honor and privilege to teach many incredible students. In our Student Focus blog series, we are pleased to showcase two amazing students this month who are blazing a trail with their unique gifts.

Thirteen-year-old Virann Welbourn is very much like other girls her age—she loves to sing, dance, spend time with her friends—but she also loves to cook and can already boast that she’s a cooking champion. Virann competed on a July episode of the hit Food Network show, “Chopped Jr.” and out-cooked her competition to win $10,000 in prize money.

Virann feels at home in the kitchen and has been helping and preparing meals for her parents and brother since she was just four years old. She said her favorite dishes to make are Filipino and American foods. Her fried banana bundle, turon, a dish representative of her family heritage, wowed the “Chopped Jr.” judges.

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