Small Business Management Team Presentation was the first presentation. The students were given a fictitious company planning to expand their company. They were given the financials for the three divisions of the company and any problems the company was facing. An example was how to retain good employees. When they arrived at the competition they were given an additional problem the company was faced with. They had to update their presentation to address this additional problem. Chesterfield High School placed 1st. The team’s members are Tyasia Covington, Des’Tiney Cox, Denecia B. Cue and Jameka L. Lowery.
Presentation Management Team was the next competitions. The students were given information about a fictitious company planning to promote their business through a Trade Fair. They did a presentation where they outlined the design of a trade booth, ways to attract customers, advertising material and even the budget. Chesterfield High placed 2nd. The members of this team are Brittany Gilmore, Allison Lamson and Audrey Cheek.
The next competition was Fundamentals of Web Design. The students created a web page about Bully Prevention. They then presented their web site and explained the choices they made. Chesterfield High also placed 2nd. Team members are Nyia Robinson, Chy’onna Watson and Brady Williams.
These students also competed as a group in the Fair Trade Challenge. They create a pretend business that applied all of the Fair Trade Principles learned in Virtual Enterprise 1, 2 and 3, and they created a business plan. Then they had to create catalog, advertisement and promotions. They put together a Trade Booth where they sold their products to other students and teachers at the event. The name of Chesterfield High’s Company was Radiant. They received 3rd place in Promotion and Display and Total Sales: They also placed 5th in Advertising Materials and Overall Champion.
Each year at the Nationals Business and Professionals of America each state has a pin. These pins are given to the students to exchange with other states’ students. The idea is to get them to learn networking. This year there was a state competition to create the design of the pin for South Carolina. Chesterfield High won! This pin will be created and used as South Carolina’s symbol for the year at the National Business Professionals of American Leadership Conference in Boston. The members of the group that created the pin are Brittany Gilmore, Allison Lamson and Audrey Cheek.
These students have worked very hard the last two months preparing for these events. By placing 1st or 2nd in their presentations and tests these student qualify to represent South Carolina Business Professional of American in the National BPA Leadership Conference and Competitions in Boston MA in May.
BPA Members from left to right:
Tyasia Covington, Denecia B. Cue, Brady Williams, Des’Tiney Cox, Chy’onna Watson Audrey Cheek, Jameka L. Lowery, Allison Lamson, Brittany Gilmore and Nyia Robinson.