Wesleyan student Grant Frerking has just won the Baylor Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
The junior created Metro Atlanta Pine Straw and Mulch, LLC about two years ago when he and two friends started using a pickup truck to install pine straw and mulch for neighbors. The business has grown exponentially since. Frerking does his own invoices, hires his own workers, and even has the attention of a larger business, Swift Straw, who uses Frerking as a subcontractor.
Frerking maintains this business while also keeping good grades and playing football and basketball at Wesleyan School, a K-12 college preparatory school in Peachtree corners.
The Baylor Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Award is designed to recognize students who are currently in high school and who are running new ventures. Each student submitted information about their company to Baylor where a panel of judges reviewed each business.
Grant was chosen as one of three finalists for the nationwide competition – the only from Georgia – and invited to attend the ceremony today, just hours ago he found out he won.