Economics Fair: A Unique Opportunity for Seniors


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Seniors, Emma Bryant, Jasmine Holmes, and Sydney Wible, pose for a picture behind their booth, The Mane Blend.

Belle Kanz, staff writer

Economics Fair is an excellent opportunity for seniors to develop life skills through Mrs. Hubert’s Economics course. Every year, the seniors build their own businesses over a ten-week period. The Friday before Thanksgiving break, is the Economics Fair Day and the students are given the entire day to sell their products. In past years, the fair has taken place on MCA’s circular drive, but due to unfavorable weather conditions it was moved to the Lower School deck this year. Even though it was a chilly day, senior business owners and shoppers still found a way to enjoy this experience. Senior Jer Gross, a business partner of PB&J Decals, said, “Being in the cold was not that great, but I had a good time talking to people and selling our product.” Students, teachers, parents and grandparents all walked down the deck to admire the seniors’ hard work and buy a variety of products like food, holiday treats, clothes and jewelry.

For many of the seniors, this whole process was a great learning experience while also providing a chance to practice teamwork through developing a business with others. Senior Sydney Wible, a business partner of The Mane Blend, said, “My favorite part about this experience was bonding with my business partners.” This experience allowed the seniors to expand their skills and not only did they put in time, diligence and dedication, but they got to see their efforts pay off. Seniors, Hannah Grubbs and Joy Chiang, both a part of Honey Mart, said, “It was enjoyable to see our hard work come out. We enjoyed working together and watching people come by and say nice things about our products.”

Econ Fair is an exciting day for both the seniors and the customers and every year it is pleasantly anticipated by all and kicks off the holiday season.

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Seniors, Brayden Barker and Ford Dossey, both a part of Cookies N’ Koozies, show enthusiasm while selling their cookies.
Senior, Sarah Suastegui, shows off a puppy that was a part of her and Allie LeBlanc’s business, Glitters and Critters.
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The Lower School deck was busy as everyone came to shop at the Seniors’ booths.
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Seniors, Caitlin Cooper and Meredith Pogue, both a part of Deja Brew, prepare for their next customer.