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Bentley Announces the Winners of the 2007 "Break Into the Business of Baseball" Challenge

March 10, 2007

Five high school students from Massachusetts, New York, California, Pennsylvania, and Illinois will break into the Major Leagues this summer, courtesy of Bentley College.

The five students are winners in the "Break into the Business of Baseball" Challenge, sponsored by Bentley and They will spend a portion of their summer serving as interns with five Major League teams - the Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, and Chicago White Sox.

Bentley solicited 100-word essays from high school students nationwide - who explained why they should be chosen for one-month internships offered by the five Major League Baseball teams. After reviewing more than one thousand entries, the five winners were chosen by Bentley and each Major League team.

  • Matthew Byers from Austin Prepatory School in North Andover, MA is interning with the Red Sox


    • Sarah Plotkin from MacArthur High School in Wantagh, NY is interning with the


      • Bentley Nunes from Sutter Union High School in Yuba City, CA is interning with the


        • Arianna Scavetti from the Academy of Notre Dame in Exton, PA is interning with the


          • Vanessa Voltaggio from Glenbard West High School in Glen Ellyn, IL is interning with the
            "We welcome these students to Major League Baseball. We look forward to working with them and offering an inside look at the business side of baseball," says Scott Norwood, Director, Sponsorship and Advertising Sales for

            "The business of baseball is fascinating, and we are delighted to have partnered with in this challenge," said Sandra King, Bentley Vice President for Marketing, Communication and Public Affairs. "This is a real, hands-on experience for each student. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for them to experience how a professional sports franchise operates."

            For more informationabout the "Break into the Business of Baseball" Challenge go to:


            BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit

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