A trio of Steilacoom High School Marketing students is looking forward to a trip to Kentucky in April. They’re not going there, though, to investigate the finer aspects of horse racing.
These students: seniors Brittany Walker (above left) and Nolan Russell (above center) and junior Taylor Caluwe, all marketing management students, recently received the School-Based Enterprise (SBE) Gold Level Certification for 2010 for their Guidebook for operating the store.
Their project—a detailed manual about the school store’s operating procedures, covering a variety of topics including product ordering and inventorying procedures, earned them a spot at the upcoming International Career Development Conference, set for April 22-26, in Louisville. The detailed book ensures that anyone can follow the steps and operate a successful business.
As student store managers from SHS’s Outpost, they will compete in a variety of events during the weeklong school-based enterprise academy.
While attending the academy, the students will make presentations on a topic selected from a list prior to ICDC, which will be judged. The top presentations will be recognized on stage at the Awards Session, and those presentations will posted on the SBE web site.
Work on the voluminous store manual began this past September, and the book underwent many revisions before it was submitted in January.
The project, said Nolan, was “lots of hard work. But, chimed in Taylor, “there’s a sense of accomplishment.” Thanks to Brittany, whose nimble fingers translated all their notes into understandable text.
The students have, during the past three years, taken part in many DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) competitions, learning a variety of ways to be successful in business. Their trip to Kentucky is funded, in part, by profits from the Outpost, as well as their own contributions to the event.
Depending on the outcome of the March DECA conference in Bellevue, there may be more students joining the trip down South.
For a preview of that spring event visit www.schoolbasedenterprises.org
Not surprisingly, these marketing students all plan Marketing careers after graduation.Print This Post