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Spotlight on Businesses

The start of day three was focused on showcasing businesses. Trent Jackson, who currently attends Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), visited the students and talked about his business. Trent owns a plant-based business called Lil’ Sprouts Microgreens. Lil’ Sprout Microgreens work towards providing nutrient dense and fresh greens to individuals. The business takes pride in educating local areas about the benefits of eating healthy, locally sourced produce.

The second guest speaker was one of our own students. This student is twelve years old and already owns a business. Her business is called Henderson Home Crafts, in which she sews home décor to be sold to individuals. She creates items such as table runners, tissue packets, pillow cases, and skirts. Her advice to others were three words: benefit, experience, and fun!

After hearing about the two different businesses, the students began to work on another project with the interns. The students started learning about RJ45 cables, or ethernet cables. The interns showed the students how they are supposed to look like and what they are used for. After that, the students went to work on making their own. The students stripped the cables, put the wires within the rubber casing in the correct order, and then crimped the ends of the cable. Once they completed that, they had to test their cables to make sure they worked. All of the students did a wonderful job successfully creating their cables.

Written and Photographed by Onnia Thomas

Majoring in Computer Information Systems, Onnia is a STEM Camp 2019 intern and rising senior at Virginia Union University.

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