Entrepreneurship raises money for former student’s memorial

Jessie Hoffman

The CFHS entrepreneurship classes have been busy this semester. The classes, who’ve taken the company names of Cash Money and Second to None, sold CFHS Tigers apparel to raise money for a few different causes.

“Cash Money will spend some profit on a memorial to Jacob Charley and will donate to the American Cancer Society,” entrepreneurship teacher Julie Cuvelier said. “Second to None will donate to a Memorial to Jacob Charley and has not decided on a second donation cause.”

Jacob Charley was a CFHS student who died in a car accident the morning of Dec. 5, 2010.

The class Second to None sold Dri-Fit shirts at $18 with sizes ranging from small to 3XL. The sweatshirts sold at $25 with sizes ranging from small to 3XL and with a color choice of black or grey.

The design for the Dri-Fit shirts shows a crouching tiger in the bottom-left corner. The design is also on the back of the sweatshirts. On the front of the sweatshirts the school team name shines largely with a fun font.

The profits will be donated to the Jacob Charley memorial and the second cause has yet to be determined.

“We have already placed our orders. The sales are complete and the companies will close business shortly after Christmas break,” Cuvelier said.

The sale deadline was Dec. 1, and the companies are hoping to have the apparel in time for the holidays.

The entrepreneurship class is offered in the business department. The course is designed to be a small business as if in the real world. It is a semester course and is offered for grades 10 through 12. The second course begins the spring semester.

“We usually form a company, design a product, market the product and use the funds gathered to decide on a social responsibility task,” Cuvelier said.

Students not taking the course can always be involved by purchasing the merchandise being sold by the different companies formed each semester.

The new companies will start over next semester, so be on the lookout for more products from the entrepreneurship classes.

Class of 2014

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