LONG BEACH — Mark and Vicki Whitman, owners of the Seaview Mobil Station, talked to Sue Anderson from Long Beach Elementary about having her fourth grade students design their business ad for this year’s high school yearbook. This is the third year that Anderson’s students have designed the yearbook ad.
Anderson held a class contest. Students thought about the Seaview Mobil and convenience Store and talked about why they would want to stop there. They discussed the needs of traveling, and about having a neighborhood store with friendly service. They discussed advertising and what makes a good ad, and what things they could draw or say that would encourage someone to stop and buy there. The class includes 23 fourth graders, the majority of whom are boys, and almost all of the students contributed a design to the contest.
The first place award went to Logan Kuhn, second place to Ricky Neet, third place to Milly Gustafson, and fourth place to Boston Caron. These students received a gift certificate to the store and a coupon for ice cream.
All class members worked very hard and were proud of what they had done. It was very special that this was a real-world project with actual publication being the prize for first place! Mark and Vicki also provided prizes for the entire class, which included candy and a gift coupon for the store.