Lynn Camp K-12 students learned a valuable lesson this past week as they experienced firsthand the amount of work and time put into creating and running a business for Entrepreneur Week.
After spending countless hours preparing their business models and creating inventory, students set up inside Lynn Camp gymnasiums on April 19 to showcase their hard work and sell their goods at an Entrepreneur Fair.
“Entrepreneur Week has been incredible. Students have been showcasing their talents and using their brains for this entrepreneurship fair. They’ve used their future job ambition to inspire them to create business product,” said eighth grade ELA teacher Krystal Miller. “Today, they’re getting a very valuable lesson on supply and demand and also managing their own business. They’re in charge of everything.”
Elementary and middle school students showcased their future careers at the fair, ranging from veterinarian, architect, writer and historian. In particular, the fifth-grade class created bottle projects and sculptures, depicting their individual career paths.
“I’ve always liked creating designs…and I thought it would be a really good job,” said fifth grader Austin Partin who wishes to be engineer when he’s older.
All proceeds from the Entrepreneur Fair went toward each grade’s field trip fund. For the fifth graders, they are hoping to go to Sky Zone, a trampoline park in Lexington.
Seventh grader Arabella Pennington set up her artist table in the middle/high school gymnasium, spreading information about why art is important in our world and with pieces ready for purchase. Along with her genuine love for drawing, Pennington said that art is a great way “to express how you feel.”
Lynn Camp’s junior class used the fair proved it is never too early to plan for events. For them, the goal of the fair was to raise money for their senior trip next year. They wrapped around the gymnasium with an array of baked goods ready to be gobbled up by customers.
“We’ve been overwhelmed with their work ethic and creativity,” concluded Miller.