Mihoda’s Business Continues to Grow


Junior Samantha Mihoda and Mrs. Crystal Pugh smile together for their picture. Samantha just graduated from the YEA program. She said, “I knew since I was younger I wanted to make makeup apart of my future, and the YEA program helped me start that early.”

Young Entrepreneur, Junior Samantha Mihoda, has been taking part in the YEA program (Young Entrepreneurs Academy) in order to learn the skills of being a successful business woman. The program helps middle and high school students transform into real, confident entrepreneurs.

Samantha was the top Investor Panel Award winner in Schuylkill County because of her business success. Bossy B. Cosmetics has been continuing to grow and she has been doing very well as being a young entrepreneur.

Mihoda graduated from the YEA program and was surrounded by people while receiving her graduation award. Next to her was the Schuylkill County Commissioner, George Halcovage, who came to support the hard working entrepreneur.

Samantha said, “I knew since I was younger that I wanted to make makeup part of my future and so when I heard about YEA I thought that it was a chance to start doing that early.”

She is also going to be joining Lion Launch, a program similar to YEA for adults, to further expand her product line where 5,000 dollars could be won.

Mrs. Crystal Pugh, Consumer Career Exploration teacher said, “Samantha has truly shown her passion for the field of cosmetics.  It has been a true pleasure helping her create a business plan, and seeing how much hard work and dedication she has put into her business.  This is not an easy task for full-time students, especially while trying to maintain their school work and a part-time job. I can’t wait to see Samantha’s business continue to grow, and I wish her the best as she enters the Lion Launch program at Penn Schuylkill.