Business Week returns to schools
The Business Week Program will be returning to Willapa Harbor for the fifth consecutive year during the last week of March. The weeklong program helps prepare high school juniors to make informed choices related to future academic and career opportunities.
Students from the three high schools of the tri-district area form a company, facilitated by a professional businessperson for a hands-on learning experience in marketing, production and finance. Students learn about careers, and take part in the application of important business principles, including leadership, teamwork, ethics, communications, critical thinking, and life skills that support success as individuals and as community leaders.
This year, the Business Week program is sponsoring a contest for the design of a T-shirt to be worn by all participants. The contest is open to all juniors and seniors in the Willapa Harbor tri-district area. The winner’s design will be displayed on all T-shirts, and gift cards will be awarded to the top three designers. The design should be in only one color: white. The design will be placed on a black T-shirt. The entry must be submitted as a jpg (digital picture) file. All entries should be submitted to Mrs. Taylor at Willapa Valley, Mrs. Nelson at South Bend, or Mrs. Halpin at Raymond, by Friday, February 8.
On the last day of Business Week, there will be a Trade Show in which the students will attempt to sell their company stock to investors, and provide a presentation on their simulated business progress. Any community members who would like to volunteer as Stockholder Presentation Judges or Trade Show Judges are encouraged to participate. Judge orientation begins at 8 a.m. Friday, March 30. Please contact one of the above instructors or call 253-815-6900.