Applied Business Development students to open school store

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Molley Gabrielson, 12, and Sloane Crawshaw, 11, work on setting up the check out system during Applied Business Development, Sept. 13. Photo by F. Weinheimmer.

by Taylor Mitchell

Before long students will be able to buy everything from school supplies to Maverick spirit items in the school story, the Bullpen, located in E100. The store is part of the Applied Business Development class curriculum, and is also a part of the Business Professionals of America group.

“We have wanted to open a school store for awhile now,” Amber McNew, business, said. “It is a great learning opportunity for the students involved. It also will serve as a great place for students, parents, and staff to get things they normally have to go other places to get.”

Students enrolled in the class, Applied Business Development, will staff the store alongside Business Professionals of America club members.

“I wanted to work [in the school store] to learn how to run a business, that will help me with my BPA event and I’m president of BPA so I should be connected [to the store],” Kambry Porter, 12, said.

With an extensive and unique selection of objects that can be purchased in the store, workers fear that students will overlook the store and not take advantage of the opportunity.

“I’m kind of afraid that [students] are not going to know it’s there, but after awhile after people start buying stuff, they’ll think it’s useful and exciting,” Porter said.

The grand opening date has yet to be decided, but once it opens students will be able to browse and purchase to their heart’s content before school, as well as during lunch periods.

Molley Gabrielson, 12, and Sloane Crawshaw, 11, work on setting up the check out system during Applied Business Development, Sept. 13. Photo by F. Weinheimmer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amber McNew, business, and Sammi Bruner, 12, put together a shelving unit for the new school store The Bullpen. The store will be open before school and during third block. Photo by M. Loomis