Mays High Students Excel in Graphic Design and Culinary Arts

graphic_design_2On Saturday, April 6, 2013, Stephen Palmer, a Junior at Benjamin E. Mays High School, was awarded 1st place for the Peachtree Road Farmers Market graphic design contest. Palmer’s winning design was a peach rising over the city skyline. Stephen and his graphic arts teacher, Ms. Shirley Guiteau, attended the Peachtree Road Farmers Market opening day to receive his $1,000 scholarship check. Three-thousand bags will be distributed to local farmers’ markets featuring Stephen’s design.

JuShawn Carter, a Senior at Mays High School, will receive the Global Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Atlanta region on April 23rd at the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship Gala at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York.cake2

JuShawn launched her business, CakesbyFourteen, when she was 14 years old. She says she learned how to run her business from a program called Youth Entrepreneurs Georgia, which offers classes in nine Atlanta high schools. Youth Entrepreneurs Georgia is a business program in metro Atlanta high schools that teaches students free-enterprise fundamentals through hands-on learning activities. It has educated more than 1,100 students through a nationally-recognized entrepreneurship education curriculum from the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship. The ultimate goal is to get the student entrepreneur to write a plan and make a presentation of a workable business after giving them the tools they need to be successful.

cakeJuShawn is a member of the Future Business Leaders of America and her school’s Student Government Association. She plans to attend Johnson & Wales University in the fall, and she looks forward to continuing and expanding her business.

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