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Econ learns salutary lesson

Weather conditions failed to deter students from hawking their wares at the annual Entrepreneur Fair on March 27. Despite the earlier downpour of rain and a chance for thunderstorms, the Econ Fair continued as planned.

Students sold their own products such as baked goods, t-shirts, jewelry, picture frames, self-made CDs, crazy horns and even a soccer “studs” calendar.

?I bought a milkshake, which was awesome,” Ross Perry, ’10, said, “and a Jason Harris (’07) autographed Frisbee. It (Econ Fair) is cool because it teaches kids how to make money by selling their own products.?

The Econ Fair provided students with an opportunity to put to use the skills and techniques they had learned from their study of economics. Juniors Ie Roon Jung and Katelyn Aydelotte prepared for three days prior to the fair making Fortune Muffins while creating and distributing advertisements.

?We made deals with the customers and gave out samples in order to advertise our product,? Jung said. ?I enjoyed cooperating with people and coming up with creative ideas for ads and the product.?

For six years, Robert Foshee, economics teacher, has organized the project. The idea originally started after he finished a business class in college. Foshee mixed his own ideas with the lessons in the economics book and translated them into real life situations for his students.

?The main goal was to have the students see the stuff we had learned in the book and experience it first hand,? Foshee said. ?The students will, later on, have a stock market project and will be making their own budgets.?

Each student involved with the stock market project will receive fake money in order to purchase stocks. The students will then have an in-class competition to see who makes the most amount of money.

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