2015-12-27 / News

Virtual enterprise students get ready for convention

Zolinski buys Ram Pride web address
By Jeanne Marcello
Staff Reporter


VIRTUAL TECH SAAVY – During the school board meeting the Montrose VEI class demonstrates their website, including the staff page shown here. Pictured are VEI students Seth Seigle (standing), Jared Adams (kneeling); with Superintendent Dr. Edward Graham between them. Not pictured is Mariah Missentzis who was also part of the presentation. (TCC Photo by Jeanne Marcello) VIRTUAL TECH SAAVY – During the school board meeting the Montrose VEI class demonstrates their website, including the staff page shown here. Pictured are VEI students Seth Seigle (standing), Jared Adams (kneeling); with Superintendent Dr. Edward Graham between them. Not pictured is Mariah Missentzis who was also part of the presentation. (TCC Photo by Jeanne Marcello) MONTROSE – Hill-McCloy High School’s Virtual Enterprise International (VEI) class approached the Montrose Community Schools Board of Education on Dec. 15, requesting permission for an overnight field trip to the VEI Great Lakes Trade Show in Holland.

Hill-McCloy VEI president Seth Seigle explained that the VEI program “makes us more familiar with what it takes to run a business.” Last year the class went to the regional trade show in Chicago. “It was good experience,” Seigle said.

Advisor Julie Erway said they took fifth place in the catalog competition last year; 100 schools competed.

This year, there’s a district convention in Holland, Feb. 4 -5. The class has CTE (Career Technical Education) funding to support the charter bus that will provide them roundtrip transportation to the trade show. Eight students will represent Montrose. This will be the second year Montrose will participate.

“We’re learning about trade, business skills and business communication,” Seigle said.

Hill-McCloy High School Principal Linden “Bo” Moore said, “Last year was an eye opening experience for them. This year, you can tell, the bar has been raised.”

Their virtual company is called RamPride Inc. They sell products promoting better sleep; including blankets, pajamas, alarm clocks, slippers and bean bag chairs.

During the students’ presentation to the school board, they demonstrated use of the team’s website. The web address was long and complicated, which makes it difficult to share.

School board trustee Chris Zolinski told the students during the board meeting, “I bought RamPrideinc.com for you. I think it will make you look better in competition. I’m definitely enthusiastic about what you’re doing.”

The school board approved the VEI class request to attend the trade show.

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