Upgrades Coming to Student Based Enterprises at UC
It was like Christmas all over again on Tuesday, January 22 when members from the Randolph Economic Development Corporation visited Union City Junior/ Senior High School to present Business Teacher/ SBE Coordinator Becky Kuehl and SBE student leaders with a check for $31,182. Representing the REDC were Gabe Winkle, David Lenkensdofer, and former State Representative Greg Beumer.
Originally, Kuehl and student representative Sydney Ralston presented to the members of the REDC a request totaling over $45,000. The organization willingly covered ⅔ of this request. Future RESC Superintendent Aaron Black shared that because of this donation, the school will be working to fund the rest so the full amount requested is met. “It is something that we all want to see happen, something that will truly benefit our students and our community,” stated Black.
Several items will be purchased for use at Apache Design and The TeePee, the two SBEs at Union City. The students are most excited about the arrival of a brand new Epson Poster Maker. Apache Design Manager, Reagan Hoggatt, shared “that with this machine, we should be able to print the vinyl banners that many schools use to honor their Senior athletes. Also, if we get it in time, we might be able to start printing celebratory banners for graduation parties.” TeePee Manager Sydney Ralston reiterates, “Yes, we are very excited about this particular machine, but many more items are coming that will only enhance what we can do here at UC. Heat presses are being purchased that will allow us to print on ceramic mugs and caps.”
A new display case, two new heat presses, and a sublimation printer complete the order. Great things are already happening at UCJSHS, but with additions like those made possible because of the Randolph Economic Development Corporation, things will be getting better!