2017-01-07 / The Rock

Virtual Enterprise students attend Midwest Trade Fair in Tennessee

By Hunter Williams


Pictured are, front row, left to right, Carly Hawkins, Nayhive Gonzalez, Kennedy Barker, Yuritzi Garduno and Austin Maloney; second row, Casey Nichols, Christina Roberts, Jynna Perry, Alexis Thompson, Davis Peterson, Kayla Tillman, Haley Howard and Jaime Ceballos and third row, Meghan McCowan, Kaylin Pixley, Katelynn Chambers, Kobe Brunson, Noah Chambers, Michael Gray, Lane Cole, Avery Bowman and Jeremy Wilborn. Pictured are, front row, left to right, Carly Hawkins, Nayhive Gonzalez, Kennedy Barker, Yuritzi Garduno and Austin Maloney; second row, Casey Nichols, Christina Roberts, Jynna Perry, Alexis Thompson, Davis Peterson, Kayla Tillman, Haley Howard and Jaime Ceballos and third row, Meghan McCowan, Kaylin Pixley, Katelynn Chambers, Kobe Brunson, Noah Chambers, Michael Gray, Lane Cole, Avery Bowman and Jeremy Wilborn. Twenty-two Person High School Virtual Enterprise students traveled to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, on Nov. 19 for the Midwest Trade Fair.

Tara Hubbard instructs Virtual Enterprise students on the skills and resources necessary to prepare them for business opportunities.

The students sold virtual products at the Midwest Trade Fair from their class businesses known as Rock Solid and Personian. Rock Solid sold recreational products, such as beach packages. Personian sold tracking devices and other products.

Outside of the trade fair, students enjoyed time together visiting Wonderworks, shopping at the Tanger Outlets and dining at local restaurants.

Virtual Enterprise student, Noah Chambers, said he and his classmates learned how to sell the products to the customer in an efficient way.

“It was a really fun experience and we learned a lot about salesmanship,” said Chambers.

Another Virtual Enterprise student, Michael Gray, said, “It was a really fun experience that simulated real life trade fair conditions.”

“Virtual Enterprise offers students the opportunity to experience many facets of business to help with future career planning and to offer a glimpse into how businesses operate. The trade fairs give students a chance to network with other students in a professional setting in order to develop collaborative hands-on skills,” said Hubbard.

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