On Saturday, September 10th, Huguley Elementary School sponsored a pop-up shop marketing day for local clubs and organizations to promote their products and sell them to the community. Local Vendors participating in the pop-up including A&B Accessories comprised of local students.
Pictured above are Brooklyn Bunn, Ava Barber, Addy House, and Ada Yarbrough
The local Future Farmers of America Chapter or FFA from Inspire Academy had a very successful day marketing their 2022 honey crop produced at the school’s Legacy Acres bee colony. Legacy Acres represents the student-operated teaching farm housed at Inspire Academy which serves as the career technical center for the Chambers County School District.
Mr. Jordan Harris, an Inspire Academy teacher and one of the FFA chapter’s sponsors highlighted how participation in these type of community events allow students to implement their “soft skills.”
Mr. Harris noted that the “soft skills” developed by students in FFA are an integral component of all the career technical education programs offered by the district. Harris added that “Soft Skills” are fundamentally important for assisting students on their path to both academic and career success. Principles include punctuality, professional dress, greeting customers, and basic social skills such as thanking customers for purchases and visiting their booth, making purchase transactions and presenting a positive image of themselves and their organization.
In addition to selling honey, students were able to spend time teaching visitors various concepts about raising honey bees. The 2022 honey sale for Inspire Academy is still ongoing with interested customers urged to reach out to either Jordan Harris or Josh Bryan at the school.