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Freshmen Students Are Leaving A Legacy At FCHS

By Skyllar Hodges -- Eagle Staff Writer

A new fair created by a group of freshmen is in the works to shine a light on entrepreneurs within Franklin County High school. Tiana Carter, Joseph Griffith, Lucy Switzer, Serenity Taylor, Veda Turner, Rachael Worley, and Lucas Campbell all contributed to the idea of creating an Entrepreneurial Fair.

Serenity Taylor, Lucas Campbell, Rachel Worley, Tiana Carter, Lucy Switzer, and Joseph Griffith created the idea of an entrepreneurial fair for their "Leaving a Legacy" project (not pictured: Veda Turner) (Photo by Skyllar Hodges)

They're all students in Ross Zabloski's World History class where they were given a project called “Leaving a Legacy." The goal was to create something that would improve FCHS and leave a lasting legacy for future students. For these seven students, it all began with a book. “The book that I got inspiration from was Made In Korea… What was interesting to us was the Holiday Business Fair that they had where students could promote their products and services near a holiday that would help them with marketing tactics,” explained Taylor.

The group had to complete different benchmarks to reach their final product: a promotional pitch for an entrepreneur fair, delivered to the superintendent, administration, and other figures from the school division’s central office. Switzer stated, “We had to create a research document about what our idea was, create a visual element to explain it like a trifold, and create a pitch to persuade [central office] to say yes.”

The group's trifold was a benchmark created to visually capture their research regarding their entrepreneurial fair. (Photo taken by Skyllar Hodges)

During their research benchmark, the students conducted a survey to see who at the high school is actually an entrepreneur already and would be interested in the idea of a fair. “Out of the 52 responses, 29 people either know an entrepreneur or are an entrepreneur here at the school…and would be willing to promote their business at the fair,” Switzer concluded.

Even though their idea isn’t up and running yet, the group did receive positive feedback about their idea from students, staff, and division leaders and what it can bring to the students here at FCHS. “The fair [would be] an educational way that will help them promote their business, receive recognition, and help them with their future,” Taylor explained.

The project pitch is just the first step in the process of making the fair a reality. “We would like to try to make our idea come into fruition,” Taylor stated. The group still has a number of things to accomplish, including getting permission and supervision in place with administrators, getting a date and time, creating advertisements for the fair, and managing set up and clean up. The first hurdle is cleared, however, and with three more years to go at FCHS, perhaps this group of freshmen will be able to see their legacy come to life.

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