YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS. Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan Senior High School students display their products at the 4th Entrepreneurship Product Launching.  

Text by Amanda Marie Hora
Photos by James Uriel Galon, Mary Nyn Heruela, and Hanz Christian George Ty.

Different sections from different strands of Xavier University Senior High School (XUSHS) were busy presenting their products to the community during the 4th Entrepreneurship Product Launching with the theme “Forming 21st Century Entrepreneurs” last September 19 at the School of Business and Management (SBM) grounds.

The event, spearheaded by the Accountancy Business and Management (ABM) department, was participated by students from ABM, Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), General Academic (GA) strands.

The opening program started with a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by XUSHS assistant principal for academics Sofia G Tagud, assistant principal for administration Ann Charlette Cabana, ABM strand coordinator Stephany Mae Dadula.

OPENING CEREMONY. XUSHS assistant principal for academics Sofia G Tagud, assistant principal for administration Ann Charlette Cabana, ABM strand coordinator Stephany Mae Dadula lead the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the 4th Entrepreneurship Product Launching.  

The judges for the best products were ushered by ABM students of Grade 12-Kostka. Some of the judges were assigned to judge the ABM and GAS students food products, some for STEM students' home products, such as soaps, sanitizers, perfume, and the like.

Dadula explained the relevance of the event to the XUSHS community, more specifically to the students, saying that entrepreneurship is as one of the various opportunities for self-development and careers in the future.

The event formed part of their Entrepreneurship subject. The students had to stage their products and generate sales for a given week. Now on its fourth time, the Entrepreneurship Product Launching served as one of the core events of the XUSHS community.

PRODUCT PRESENTATIONS. The judges (left side) evaluate the products of STEM students (right side).

Dadula said that the theme pushed for XUSHS Grade 11 students to innovate and produce market-relevant products and services through product design, brand development, and marketing strategies.

She added that the objectives of the event were anchored on the three possible exits for senior high school graduates: Kolehiyo (College), Trabaho (Employment), and Negosyo (Business).

“Aside from the reason that it is mandated by DepEd, this activity assures the students that after they graduate from senior high school, they are college-ready, business-ready, and work-ready," Dadula said. "It is an avenue that will hone their skills in communication and negotiation which are essential in developing students to become entrepreneurs."∎

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