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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS-NEWS BRIEF (102917)-LEMONADE DAY 2017

ODESSA, TEXAS/OCTOBER 29, 2017 – STUDENTS FROM THE ECTOR COUNTY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT PARTICIPATED IN LEMONADE DAY.

THE PURPOSE OF LEMONADE DAY IS TO EMPOWER YOUTH TO TAKE OWNERSHIP OF THEIR LIVES AND BECOME PRODUCTIVE MEMBERS OF THEIR COMMUNITIES AS BUSINSESS LEADERS, SOCIAL ADVOCATES, VOLUNTEERS AND FORWARD –  THINKING MEMBERS OF SOCIETY.

(BRENDA LOPEZ, SOPHMORE-AVID ESL, PERMIAN HIGH SCHOOL)

“WE’RE LEARNING HOW TO COLABORATE AS A GROUP, AND TO GET READY FOR STUFF, MOST OF IT, TO LEARN HOW BUSINESS WORKS.”

LEMONADE DAY IS AN EXPERIMENTAL LEARNING PROGRAM THAT TEACHES THE STUDENT HOW TO CREAT BUDGETS, DEVELOPEING PROFIT GOALS, CUSTOMER SERVICE, AND REPAYING INVESTORS.

(BRENDA LOPEZ, SOPHMORE-AVID ESL, PERMIAN HIGH SCHOOL)

“HOW TO ORGANIZE OUR STUFF, HOW TO MAKE A GOOD PRESENTATION, HOW TO BE NICE TO PEOPLE, WHEN THEY ARE COMING.”

THIS BUSINESS EXERCISE HAS INSPIRED BRENDA LOPEZ TO SET HER GOALS VERY HIGH, AND SETTING HER VISION TOWARDS INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MARKETS.

(BRENDA LOPEZ, SOPHMORE-AVID ESL, PERMIAN HIGH SCHOOL)

“TO DO INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS. I WANT TO TRAVEL THE WORLD, I WANT TO TALK TO PEOPLE, I WANT TO LEARN LANGUAGES.”
THE ECTOR MIDLAND SCHOOL CHEERLEADERS ALSO PARTICIPATED IN LEMONADE DAY. THE SQUAD ADDED LOTS OF TASTY GOODIES TO THE SALES LEARNING EVENT.

(KELLEN MALONE, TEACHER-ECTOR MIDDLE SCHOOL)

“WE STARTED WITH DOING ‘LEMONADE DAY’ TO GIVE THE GIRLS THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET OUT AND RAISE SOME FUNDS FOR SOME OF THEIR ACTIVITIES THIS YEAR. AND, THEN, THEY GOT TOGETHER THE IDEA TO CONTINUE THE BAKE SALE. THEY EACH BAKED THINGS, THEIR MOM’S BAKING THINGS SO WE WOULD HAVE A LOT OF STUFF TO SELL BESIDES LEMONADE.”

SOME OF THE 7TH GRADE CHEERLEADERS SAID THAT LEMONADE DAY AND BAKE SALE WAS A GREAT WAY TO SPEND TIME WITH THEIR UPPER GRADE CLASSMATE CHEERLEADERS.

(ANABELLA RAMIREZ, ECTOR MIDDLE SCHOOL)

“THE PURPOSE WAS, ‘CAUSE, WE WERE GOING TO HAVE AN END OF THE YEAR FIELD TRIP. ‘CAUSE, YOU KNOW SOME OF THEIR LAST YEARS. SO, WE WANTED TO HAVE FUN TOGETHER.”

THE CHEERLEADERS ALONG WITH ECTOR MIDLAND SCHOOL TEACHERS AND PARENTS ENJOYED THE DAY MEETING PASSERS BY, AND RAISING FUNDS FOR THEIR SPECIAL PROJECT GOAL.

(KELLEN MALONE, TEACHER-ECTOR MIDDLE SCHOOL)

“OUR GOAL IS TO GET ENOUGH. WE DON’T HAVE AN EXACT NUMBER IN MIND, BUT WE’RE TRYING TO GET ENOUGH TO HAVE A SPECIAL BANQUET FOR ‘EM FOR THE END OF THE YEAR, TO CELEBRATE WHAT THEY’VE DONE THROUGOUT THE SCHOOL YEAR.”

FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA.

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