Greer High School is on the road to the VE Top 50! Virtual Enterprises International, Inc has proudly recognized the Greer High VE class for performing as one of the top VE companies for the period ending October, 31, 2019. The VE TOP 50 is a method used to identify top companies in the program. Companies were measured on a weighted average of a number of criteria. This achievement is a testament to the quality of the program implemented, the hard work and talents of Mr. Redd and the students. VE's mission is to prepare all students for fulfilling, financially secure futures and our Greer High VE Students are on the right path.
Coen ran the Foot Locker South Qualifier this Saturday placing 2nd. There are 4 qualifying races nationwide, the top ten in each qualifier advance to the national championships for cross country in San Diego, CA. Coen has decided to make the trip to represent himself, his school and his community on a national level, racing 40 of the United States most elite high school cross country runners.
Congratulations to the Greer High Boys Cross Country team for winning the State 4A Championship! This is the first time in the history of Greer High School that the Boys cross country team won the state championship! A special congratulations to Coen Roberts for winning the race in 15:04 and to Coen, Micah Gilpatrick, Dalton White and Rune Ledoux for being all state runners! The entire team ran their socks off! Congratulations to Taylor Houston for her 7th place finish and for being an all state runner. Congratulations to Coach Todd Roberts and Coach Mike Meade!
The Virtual Enterprise class competed in the 2019 Southern Regional Conference and Exhibition, a compilation of business competitions and networking events for Virtual Enterprise students across the nation. This year, there were 65 teams from 5 different states: South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Michigan and Illinois. VE members from New York and Florida were also represented. On Sunday, the team finished 1st in all three live competitions, the Elevator Pitch, HR Challenge and Marketing Challenge. This is the first time one firm has swept 1st place in all three live competitions. The following students were participants in these events and were tasked with presenting their sales pitch, HR policies and marketing strategies, respectively, to the judges: Elevator Pitch - Alex Gomez; HR Challenge - Anna Giebner and Ellison Flores; Marketing Challenge - Celeste Ruiz and Ivey Bennett. In addition, we finished 1st in Company Branding and 2nd in Sales Materials. This is the 2nd year in a row we have finished 1st in Company Branding. Three of our students, Garrett Dill, Jake Cisson and Madison Kear, competed in the Intuit Innovation Challenge. Fifty students from different schools were placed on teams of five to solve a real business issue. They were given 3 hours to create a presentation on how they would solve the issue. Garrett’s team finished in 2nd place earning him a Google Home Smart TV Kit and Madison’s team finished 3rd earning her a Google Home Mini. In the trade show held on Monday, the team sold (virtually) over $500,000 worth of donuts, by far the most revenue generated by a Greer High VE firm. The sales team (Alex Gomez and Sarah Styles) worked tremendously hard in promoting our products and getting sales. Also, a big shout out goes to Mr. Schwartz for helping us with the construction of our trade show booth. Our booth would not have been as appealing without his help. The VE team would also like to thank the following sponsors: The Gathering Place; Studio A; Hawke Trailers; Cisson Construction; Sanchez Concrete; and Upstate Design.
Juniors: Are you interested in taking college credit classes next year? We are offering the following Greenville Tech Dual Credit classes at Greer High School: English 101, English 102, General Psychology 201, and Intro to Sociology 101. To be eligible for these classes, you must have successfully completed English 3 CP or Honors by the start of school in August 2020 and taken the Accuplacer Placement Exam that will be given at Greer High on December 11th, 12th, and 13th. To sign up for the Accuplacer Placement Test, click on the link to register. The deadline to sign up is Friday, December 6. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU BRING YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER WITH YOU OR YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO REGISTER FOR THE TEST. GREER HIGH DOES NOT HAVE YOUR SSN. ***SENIORS: This is not testing for placement at Greenville Tech. Testing will be at a later date in the spring. Click on the link to register! Register for the Accuplacer