KFHS graphic arts students put work to the test for business

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 3, 2005

Students in the Design, Multimedia and Web Technologies class at King’s Fork High School had a unique real-world opportunity this semester.

Leigh Anne Parks, the business education teacher at King’s Fork High School, contacted and worked with Java 149 on this adventure. The students created and designed brochures, ads and business cards for the new downtown coffee shop.

Students were encouraged to visit the business and talk with the owners before designing their promotional projects, and to view this assignment as if they were an advertising agent for the new business.


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The owners were extremely excited about the students’ proposals.

Foreign exchange student Fabius Steinberger of Ger-many had his business card and brochure design proposal selected for use by the Java 149 owners.

The two runners-up were Samantha Burridge and Matthew Shelton. The class also designed newspaper ads which ran in the Virginian-Pilot’s Suffolk Sun.

The selected ad was designed by Dylan Wilson.

Parks hopes to find other businesses that want to be a part of her students’ real-world education each year.

&uot;I believe such projects are a great way to involve businesses in our student’s success and let them know what we are doing here in our public schools,&uot; she said.

-Submitted by Suffolk Public Schools