EMHS DECA earns re-certification in national event
The School-Based Enterprise at Eastern Montgomery High School, The Mustang Corner, in Elliston was among 166 school-based enterprises in the United States achieving Gold Level Certification (or Gold Level Re-certification) this year and will be recognized at DECA’s International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, California. The students who worked on the certification were Jon Bruce and Holly Moses, seniors at EMHS, with the assistance of their advisor Janet Jennings. The school-based enterprise at EMSH has operated for 12 years and is to be commended for this achievement.
School-based Enterprises are effective educational tools in helping to prepare students for the transition from school to work or college. For many students, they provide the first work experience; for others, they provide an opportunity to build management, supervision and leadership skills. While some in the education community have only recently discovered the value of school-based enterprises, marketing educators and DECA advisors have used them as a powerful learning lab for more than four decades.
School stores can be certified at three levels: Bronze, Silver or Gold. In order to apply for the certification, SBEs must submit extensive documentation that demonstrates their adherence to various marketing and retail standards. After the documentation is submitted, a review committee evaluates the documentation to determine which level of certification has been achieved.
EMHS is extremely proud of the work that Jon and Holly put into this project. We’re excited for them to represent The Mustang Corner and EMHS in Anaheim. While we are very excited for them, we do have one challenge in getting there. They are now in the process of trying to raise the funds for the trip. It will cost approximately $1200 each! IF you would like to support them with a donation, please contact Janet Jennings at EMHS.
–Submitted by Montgomery County Public Schools