The Jacket Depot store at Greenville High School to be honored

By Daily News • Last Updated 1:16 pm on Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Jacket Depot is one of a very few student-run stores in the United States to receive the Gold Level School-based enterprise certification award. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

GREENVILLE — The Jacket Depot at Greenville High School was one of 137 schools nationwide to receive a Gold Level Certification.

The store will be recognized during the DECA International Career Development Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.

DECA is a student organization preparing its membership for careers in marketing, management, finance and hospitality.

School stores can be certified in three different levels that include bronze, silver or gold. To apply, extensive documentation showing how the store has achieved set standards that are outlined in the certification guidelines must be submitted. A review committee then evaluates the documentation to determine what level of certification has been achieved.

Emily Daenzer and Peter Lindeman, presidents of Greenville High School’s DECA program, worked on the certification with the assistance of the DECA Adviser Kelly Roney.

According to a press release by Lucy Young, competitive events and School-Based Enterprises assistant at DECA Inc., The Jacket Depot has operated for 25 years and is being commended for this achievement.

School-Based Enterprises (SBE) are effective educational tools in helping to prepare students from the transition from school to work or college.

SBE provides first work experience for some and opportunities to build management, supervision and leadership skills for others.

The SBE certification program was developed to provide recognition for outstanding achievement and to motivate SBEs to strive for excellence and to grow.

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