Jamiah Lindsey (second from left) and his partner Robert Molina (third from left) pictured above with their NFTE coach Owen Brown (far left) were one of three semi-finalists in the Network for Teaching Entreprenership (NFTE) contest held at the Downtown Business Magnet High School May 13. The duo will now go on to the Regional Youth Business Plan competition June 3 at USC.

There they will have the opportunity to win $1,500 in scholarships and advance to the NFTE national finals in New York City.

Lindsey and Molina–who attend Downey High School and whose firm First Class Productions makes and sells beats–competed against 29 other high school businesses to move into the top three.

Among the local school who took teams to the semi-finals were Audubon (middle school division), Dorsey, Crenshaw, the Los Angeles Urban League, Manual Arts, Ouchi Charter High School, and YMCA/Westchester High.