By: Sidney Davis, Staff Writer
Two DECA (formerly Distributive Education Clubs of America) members, seniors Morgan Brown and Jada Marshall, are initiating a project to make over the school store; alongside Ms. Hayworth’s business, Ms. Heyssel’s English, and Ms. Bisogno’s graphic design classes.
The original class project that Fashion Marketing teacher/DECA sponsor Ms. Baird assigned for her classes were to find and come up with ideas to make companies more customer friendly in terms of advertising and general product.
Brown and Marshall overheard conversations about using the school store as a sales tactic in the project, and initiated the idea.
When asked what the classes intentions were, Baird replied; “Once we choose a name and logo..I’m speaking for them, [but] the store is very bland and doesn’t have any appeal, some paint and advertising will help a lot to designing the store.”
It doesn’t end there, DECA is promoting a contest, a school-wide search for students’ chance to come up with a name and a logo for the school store. Prizes include a free white JRHS tshirt and an assortment of candy: king-sized Mr. Good Bars and Hershey’s Mix Chocolates, with lollipops and many other sweets.
Visit Ms. Baird in room 2203 for an application by October 14 to possibly win the prizes and help the marketing classes promote the school store in this event!