City teen wins top award for business

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Posted: May 10, 2013

The Winchester Star

Handley High School senior John Mikulec, 18, plays cornhole on a board that he made for the 2013 Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival’s Stag Luncheon. He recently received a first place in entrepreneurship at a DECA international career development conference in California. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
RIGHT: Handley High School senior John Mikulec, 18, with one of his game boards. A set of the 2-foot by 4-foot boards takes about three days to make and costs customers from $90 to $235. Mikulec’s company also builds tabletop games, furniture, cutting boards, coasters and home goods.
BELOW: Mikulec helped build the Slaughter Tennis Pavilion (behind him) on the school’s campus and has designed a tennis facility for Shenandoah University. He owns and operates his own business, MIK Woodworking. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)

WINCHESTER — At only 18 years old, John Mikulec has cornered the Cornhole lawn game market in the Washington region.

With his family garage as his headquarters, the Handley High School senior and his…

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