Mark Yates, a student at Yorktown High School, is one of three Virginia recipients of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) awards for entrepreneurial spirit.

Yates will be honored with the NFIB/David and Diane Guernsey Young Entrepreneur Award.

To qualify for the awards, students must be high-school students who own and operate their own small businesses. Applicants are screened by NFIB members across the nation.

A total of 110 high-school students nationally won awards and $2,000 scholarships in the 2017 competition, sponsored by VISA and other small-business supporters.

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