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...



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