What’s Right with Schools: Fairfield Warde High School entrepreneurs

Whats Right With Schools

Entrepreneurs in action. 

Students at Fairfield Warde High School have launched their very own business

The students have started selling windbreakers. 

When it comes to the business, they handle it all, including finance, sales, production and marketing

Students work on maintaining a positive bank balance to promotions that make their product pop. 

“We have an Instagram account, Facebook, we have commercials that go on through the school so that everyone sees them through the school,” said Katie Cetta. 

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This is education in business beyond the pages of a textbook and out onto the pavement. 

“Selling door to door was one of our main strategies here,” said Jason Conklin. 

Students like Devin Napol have thrived in the sales environment. 

Beyond the business side, Napol has taken away some life lessons, like perseverance. 

“I think the fact that I stay positive, I don’t let the fact that I get constant ‘no’s’ get me down. I just think that ‘no’ is closer to a ‘yes,’” said Napol. 

For the whole class, it’s a glimpse into what it takes to run a successful business. 

“We all have a overall goal and we are working towards it. It’s really is amazing,” said Conklin.

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