WHS’s Youth Entrepreneur’s “Market Day” is Real, is Hands On!

Mrs. Melissa Buchanan’s Youth Entrepreneur Class had a successful “Market Day” at WHS this past week. A nice variety of offerings, even an opportunity to do pull-ups and get a discount on your Pizza purchases. Everything from Mexican Food, to Walking Tacos, to Chicken Alfredo, to Cookies / Cakes and more were available to the staff and students during lunch. Many of the products moved quickly, all tables seemed to be having considerable success with their business endeavors.

“Market Day” is a big event for the entrepreneurs each semester. It all begins with planning, securing loans from local lenders, followed up by shopping, followed up by preparation and marketing, followed up by sales and hopefully success. Close tabs are kept on all phases of their projects so level of profitability can be determined afterwards. A real, hands-on event with many practical applications for the students that participate. Any profit made by each group was kept by the group members. If they ended up in the red, they are required to get with “the lenders” and work out a plan of resolution for any loan balance that remains. THE REAL STUFF – Great Job Crusaders!

Students involved in MARKET DAY included:

Jordyn Jackson
Jordyn Young
Taylor Heasty
Stella Rife
Conor Thompson
Patricia Fornea
Derick Kotchavar
Montana Heacock
Mackenzie Heacock
Billy Walker
Shaylee Coffman
Brayden Macias
Celt Corley
Raymond Summers
Emberly Gonzalez
Macy Gonzalez

Steve Sturgis

Author: Steve Sturgis

Steve graduated from Wellington High School in 1974 and then Wichita State University (with honors) in 1979 with a B.S. Degree in Administration of Justice; his minor was in Sociology. Steve has held several positions ranging from Juvenile Court Service Officer, to District Manager in Circulation at the Wichita Eagle, Q.A. Planner at Boeing, Caregiver, Psychiatric Technician, Limo Driver, Ranch Hand, Photographer, Webmaster and Website Developer and a die hard Crusader Fan since the early 1960's. Contact the ole boy at shs74@wellington.cc or on Facebook or at any Crusader event year-round.