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Central Texas high school students get a taste of running their own business

Published: Sep. 3, 2021 at 5:54 AM CDT
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BELTON, Texas (KWTX) - Some students at Belton High School are getting a first-hand look at what it takes to run a business, and you can help support them.

Annie Fogle has been teaching florals at Belton High School for five years now. She said she wants to give her students real world experience, so this year, the class is expanding its subscription program.

In the past, students made monthly bouquets for teachers and staff at the high school. This year, the program is expanding to the public.

Fogle said her students do all the work for the business. They decide on the arrangements, what flowers are needed and the budget.

Fogle said it’s exciting to see her students take ownership of the process, from beginning to end. Fogle said she’s excited about the possibility of more feedback for her students.

“It’s never really been a big thing, but I really want to push for it this year,” Fogle said. “I want us to be so busy that when we come in on Mondays I’m like guys we have 10 orders to fill by Wednesday.”

Sarah Mikeska and Cailyn Zett are seniors in Fogle’s class. Mikeska said she wanted to take the class because she’s been involved with FFA and wanted to get more experience working with flowers. Zett said she thought the idea was interesting, as well.

“I think it’ll be a cool opportunity just for us to learn, even if we wanted to do anything like this in our future careers, it’ll be a cool experience for us to learn,” Zett said.

Both seniors are looking forward to the opportunity to run a subscription service.

“It’s more exciting to get to give your arrangements to like somebody who wants them and who signs up to get their arrangement, and instead of like just giving it to my mom,” Mikeska said.

The subscription service is only for pick-up from the high school, but if you’re interested, you can contact Annie Fogle at annie.fogle@bisd.net or 254-215-2221 and ask to be transferred to Mrs. Fogle.

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