Entrepreneurship leads to Hornet Inc.

 

November 1, 2018

Courtesy Mary Jacobsen

Left to right: Donte Jacobsen, Scott Fornstrom, Hyleigh Fornstrom, Dylan Sweeter, Kami Ragsdale, Sophie Howard.

Pine Bluffs High School is learning how to operate a small business while celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A new class at the high school, Entrepreneurship, was created this year to help teach students who are interested in learning what it takes to start and run their own business. From this concept, Hornet Inc was formed. The past few years different school clubs have had a variety of tools to help them serve the community: an laser engraver has been in use by PBHS FBLA. Two t-shirt presses have been used by the Student Council to create Homecoming shirts and other school related shirts. The desktop publishing class has used a large scale printer to provide posters for school and community use. Under one umbrella, Hornet Inc now has all these tools to create the basis for their small school business.

Recently, Hornet Inc was hired to create t-shirts for the annual fundraiser for Celebrate Pink. The members of Hornet Inc took the design brought to them and through consultation with the customer, they were able to come up with a "pretty sweet design." Blank shirts were ordered, the transfers was ordered and when the shirts and transfers arrived, the t-shirt pressing began.


Shirts were pre-sold and many area businesses purchased them to show Hornet support for the PINK OUT games against Lusk on October 19. The remaining shirts were then sold to spectators who came to the games.

Overall, $552 was raised for the Celebrate Pink, Cheyenne Office. Celebrate Pink is a non-profit organization that, according to it's website, provides "monetary gift to individuals undergoing breast cancer treatment to help improve their quality of life. Grants may be used for personal needs, desires and dreams that are outside medical treatment and not covered by insurance." (www.celebratepink.org) The students thank each and everyone who purchased a shirt.

The high school plays its part in contributing to the community. Students in the Entrepreneurship class are learning concepts such as production planning, stock loss, invoicing, customer service and teamwork while providing a product for a worthy cause. It is a win win for the students and the important organization that supports people who are challenged with breast cancer.

 

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