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Thursday, November 08, 2012

Marshall Academy Entrepreneurship Students Host 5-Star Market

Thirty student-operated businesses will offer items for sale at Marshall Academy’s annual 5-Star Market on Thursday, November 15, and Friday, November 16, from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. The market, which offers Entrepreneurship students an opportunity to practice what they are learning, is open to the community for purchases and will be held in the cafeteria of Marshall High School.  Marshall Academy is one of six high school academies in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).

The 5-Star Market will feature 30 student-operated businesses selling items that include earrings, necklaces, bracelets, scarves, watches, multiple varieties of winter hats, sunglasses, cell phone and media cases, a selection of brand name perfumes, gloves, earmuffs, and children’s items. 

Entrepreneurship students traveled to the New York City Wholesale District in October to purchase products to sell as business owners at the 5-Star Market.  Through funding provided by the FATE Foundation, students worked in teams to conduct market research, identify a market, negotiate with wholesalers, purchase inventory, create promotions, price products, and prepare financial records.  The 5-Star Market simulation is a curriculum-based project that students use to demonstrate their proficiency in multiple Entrepreneurship curriculum units.

Citizens attending the 5-Star Market are asked to sign in at the main office of Marshall High School when visiting.

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Note: Marshall High School is located at 7731 Leesburg Pike in the Falls Church area of Fairfax County. For more information, contact Jennifer Hendrickson, Certified Entrepreneurship Teacher (CET) at Marshall Academy, at 703-714-5331 or jmhendrickso@fcps.edu .