LORAIN, Ohio - Business students at Lorain High School, the home of the Titans, are selling products branded with their company logo, Titan Enterprise.
Mugs, calendars, a DVD and book detailing the history of the Lorain City School System and many of its noteworthy graduates are all currently on sale at the high school and through the Titan Enterprise website , which was created as part of the project.
The juniors and seniors in Mrs. Jami Little's business management class recently voted to take part in the 12-week, Student Company Program offered by Junior Achievement of Greater Cleveland Inc .
The program involves creating an actual business enterprise where students experience all aspects of business operation with the help of volunteer consultants from the local business community.
The centerpiece of the Titan Enterprise effort is a book titled, "The History of Lorain City Schools." The nearly 200-page tome is a collaboration between Lorain's Black River Historical Society , which started documenting the school district's history more than 10 years ago, and Titan Enterprise which completed the work and is now selling the book.
According to Mrs. Little, her students learned a lot about local history as well as finance, product development, marketing and sales. Little said the project also involved the high school's graphic arts department and even the culinary arts school which catered a book release event on April 20.
On Wednesday, May 2, Titan Enterprise is taking part in the Junior Achievement Student Company Challenge at the Cleveland State University Student Center - where they will compete against student-led business concepts from other area high schools.
Lorain took third place in the competition.
Avon High School took second place for a business called Hashtag Tees. They created shirts with Trending Twitter phrases. The school is also donating 100% of their proceeds to two students facing mounting medical bills. Kelly Aston suffered a stroke in August of 2011 and is now working to improve her speech, mobility, and eating. Another student was paralyzed from the waist down in a motorcross accident. He's a sophomore and is back in school, high spirited and regaining feeling in his legs.
Beachwood High School took first place for its green tradeshow called green dream. Through sponsorships, vendors, a raffle, and attendance at the event the students raised more than $25 thousand dollars.
If you're interested in any of these team events or products, contact the High School.
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