Bellport High School Business Department Prepares Students for the Workplace

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Bellport High School  Virtual Enterprise students, along with teachers, Mrs. Sheila Smith and Mrs. Camille Masem traveled to Manhattan to participate in the Virtual Enterprise International Youth Business Summit and Trade Show.  In this class, which is in its third year at Bellport High School, students report to “work” daily, simulating a real internet based business.  Since September they have operated a virtual business; Savor the Flavor Specialty Foods, Inc., created a website, , as well as invoices, brochures, a catalog, and more to assist them in making sales over the internet and at our trade show booth.  

Students interacted with “workers” from around the world including Austria, Bulgaria and Indonesia as well as many states across the country.  Bellport High School placed 6th out of hundreds in the website competition! At the trade show, our “customers” enjoyed product samples provided by Mrs. Masem’s Culinary Arts classes.  Many thanks to the South Country Education Foundation for their support with this event.  The International Trade Show is the culminating activity for Virtual Enterprise; a new work- based learning Business Class preparing students for college and the workplace.

Pictured left to right, front row Alyssa Kiernan, Kristina English, Stephanie Buckley, back row Jack MacLellan, Donald Miller, Jonathan Hopper, Jamie Giorgi, Mrs. Smith