Strictly business

Aberdeen High School junior Hayden Richie, dressed as “Mr. Pineapple,” leads Brenda Schumacher of the Aberdeen accounting firm Barene DenAdel to his team’s display on the last day of the school’s “Business Week” event. Throughout the week, teams of students were tasked with creating startup businesses then marketing their ideas to investors such as Schumacher, who were laden with Monopoly-style cash. Richie’s group was “Pineapple Inc.” a company wishing to produce small solar-charged earpieces that are compatible with mp3 players or smart phones.