Hyde-Woodstock Seniors Compete in Case Study Challenge at Bryant University

Left to right: Michael Doré, Tony Shao, Assistant Head of School John Rigney, and Alex Holland (not in photograph: Chris Travis).

For Hyde Leadership Society students, opportunities often present themselves in unique places.  This past weekend, four seniors traveled to Bryant University to participate in the Bulldog Challenge Case Study Competition.  Seniors Alex Holland, Michael Dore, Chris Travis, and Tony Shao began preparing for the competition by reviewing and analyzing a case study on Trader Joe’s supermarket.  The students met with Assistant Head John Rigney to discuss strategies and options for improving Trader Joe’s competitive advantage and learned how to apply a SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats).   The seniors began the day at Bryant by participating in an hour-long class discussing the Trader Joe’s case study and then had four hours to read, analyze, and discuss the case.  Included in those four hours was time to prepare and practice a ten-minute PowerPoint presentation which was to be presented before two judges.  Working diligently for four hours, MikeChrisTony and Alex put the strong reading and analyzing skills they’ve been learning throughout their time at Hyde into practice. As John Rigney said, “I was proud to observe our students as they participated in this exciting opportunity to test themselves before a group of peers, and at the college level.”