By Cindy Buttorff
Each year York College of Pennsylvania and the career center give the privilege to the juniors and seniors in all schools across the county to take part in a variety of mentoring programs. Some of the programs that are available are Accounting, Arts, Banking, Culinary, Entrepreneurship, Insurance, and Law. For a full list of the programs a student can contact their guidance counselor or Mrs. Morris in the career center.
Last month on December 5, four Red Lion seniors and one student from South Western won awards for their outstanding performance at this program. The task that they were given was to prepare a business plan, create a product, and present it through power point. The presentation was viewed by a panel of judges which consisted of parents, professors, and other school personnel.
Senior Bradania Harrington created hand-made birdhouses naming her plan “The Bradania Collection”. Senior Marquice Phillips created a business plan targeting small businesses, which consisted of marketing/videography naming his ”Marquee Marketing”.
Kenzie Schmitt also one of the awarded seniors. She created detachable accessories for headbands, belts, scarves, and bracelets for babies, girls and women naming hers “Junction Accessories”. Lastly, Senior Derek Shaull’s business plan was to create a breakfast truck that would move from location to location through York county selling breakfast sandwiches which would be able to be tracked through Facebook and Twitter, naming his “All About Breakfast”.
These new programs are always arising and there are students currently attending some at the moment. They are a great way to get the whole high school experience, boost up a resume, and get a head start toward a really good career.