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Students Behind the Titan School Store

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Luis Alejandro Rodriguez
From left: Cooper Jones, Sara Admete, Esinam Dedoo, and Christina Comar strike a pose in the Titan School Store.

There are many ways for students and members of the ACHS community to show titan pride, rocking ACHS merchandise is one of them. The Titan School Store sells a wide variety of ACHS apparel and is run by Catherine Lewis and volunteer students enrolled in Dual Enrollment (DE) Entrepreneurship 1 and DE Advanced Entrepreneurship. The Titan School Store has a website which allows customers to order online and pick up their apparel at the King Street campus. Customers can also shop in person by going to their store located in the cafeteria at the King Street campus.

 

The students in the DE Entrepreneurship classes keep the school store running. It is their job to interact with customers, manage the social media accounts, and prepare online orders. Some of the Titan School Store workers have earned leadership positions. Students Alex Cirmo, Esinam Dedoo, Christina Comar, and Anait Wilson serve as managers of the store. All managers and Catherine Lewis “have authority over the employees at the School Store,” said Cirmo. The four managers have unique responsibilities that ensure things run smoothly. “I create the monthly shift logs, […] present and create monthly performance presentations, plan and participate in staff meetings, hire and interview new employees, and create fundraisers for the business,” said Cirmo.

 

Many students involved in the Titan School Store have aspirations to pursue careers in either business, marketing, or entrepreneurship after high school. “I would like to own my own publishing company and love the skills entrepreneurship/business provides you with for real-world problems,” said Comar. “I would like to own a solo esthetician practice,” said Dedoo. This passion for business is abundant in the DE Entrepreneurship program. “Entrepreneurship is an extremely intriguing and diverse field with countless possibilities. I dream of opening a business or becoming a major company’s Chief Marketing Officer. I love what I do at the school store, it’s fantastic to work with such driven and passionate coworkers and be mentored by a successful and intelligent boss, Ms. Lewis,” said Cirmo. 

 

Going above and beyond does not go unrecognized at the Titan School Store. Stand out workers have the chance to be awarded “Employee of the Month.” In the month of September, Comar was named “Employee of the Month.” “Being named employee of the month means a great deal to me because I work hard alongside our team to ensure the success of the store. With it being our last year at ACHS, I wanted the school store to be an exciting and fun place to work and to shop from,” said Comar.

 

Helping out at the Titan School Store is a serious commitment, but students can have their fair share of fun while working. “I wish students knew how fun it was, but also how busy it gets. We are a very unserious, yet serious class, and although we pretty much get autonomy to handle our personal affairs, there is still that area of hard work that needs to happen for the store to run as it does,” said Comar.

 

All managers of the Titan School Store are seniors and on their way out of ACHS. For anyone interested in business, marketing, or entrepreneurship, it is highly recommended that you join the DE Entrepreneurship program. “To say that I have enjoyed working in the store is an understatement, it has been eye-opening and I couldn’t recommend the job more. Anyone who enters this class will get hands-on experience running a business in the comfort of their school. Working amongst great friends and learning the business together is an incredible experience that is hard to find elsewhere,” said Cirmo.

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