MINEOLA - Nearly 200 Long Island high school students took their first steps into the business world today.

The students explained their ideas for businesses across the county at the "First Comptroller's Entrepreneurial High School Challenge."

A business class from MacArthur High School created a concept for a Tupperware-like product. Others directed their products toward young teens or homeowners.

The challenge was held in the Legislative Chambers at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive Building.

The team that wins first prize will be given $1,500 for each team member. Second prize is $4,000 to be divided among the team.