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Local student entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas

At 18, Paloma De La Cruz might be considered too long in the tooth to play in a sandbox. But the Greater Lawrence Technical High School senior is doing just that, and hoping her new-found passion earns her a $1,000 prize.

De La Cruz is prepping for the Catalyst Pitch Contest, the latest competition to be launched by the Merrimack Valley Sandbox, a local initiative to support entrepreneurial spirit and leadership.

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