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Steve
11-07-2007, 10:35 AM
You won't believe this! A pony powered lawn care business took the prize for a $24,000 college scholarship!

It pays to think outside the box!

Substantial award aids accomplished social entrepreneur (http://www.goshen.edu/news/pressarchive/07-31-07-birky-award.html) - A pony-powered environmental lawn-mowing service established Kathryn Birky as a socially conscious entrepreneur when she was only 12. And this year, the business plan for the service helped the Goshen College sophomore win a $24,000 young entrepreneur scholarship.

The award, given annually by the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), is a national prize for a student who shows interest and promise in entrepreneurship.

Birky, a communication major from Glenn, Mich., demonstrated both aptitudes when she and her brother began researching environmentally friendly ways to mow the lawn six years ago. They decided to try a horse-powered reel mower, a type of non-motorized mower normally sold to the Amish.

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