Both first and third period Virtual Enterprise (V.E.) classes changed the association of Costa Mesa V.E. from eco-friendly sanitation products to animal protection and rescue. The Great Park Wildlife Center, first period V.E's business, is a rescue center that contains 90% rescued animals; unlike zoos which capture animals from the wild.
Brooke Morrow (CFO), Cesar Chavez (CEO), Caitlyn Brock (VP of Marketing), and Ashley Neppl (VP of Accounting), Meghan Clevanger (Director of Sales), and Harry Do (Director of Accounting) have all been working around the clock, nervous with anticipation for the all-important Bakersfield event.
Though there were a few changes, from revising the script and changing some of the teams, in the words of Chavez, “We made the right choice, though there might have been some flukes, our team has potential and commitment.”
The path to Bakersfield has been long and at times frustrating, as Morrow highlighted in recounting Mr. Sciacca’s comment on the unmotivated teams, “You guys aren’t passionate about this company.”
Despite this, many fond memories were also created.
“Finally mailing off all our paperwork after spending four hours at Kinko’s was amazing,” said Neppl, with Brock in agreement, “We were all together on a Saturday and finally mailed everything off and we were all hugging and were so excited to have it all done.”
All members of the company shared the same excitement and anxious anticipation for the long awaited event.
“We only have 12 minutes to win their hearts,” said Morrow when speaking of their presentations.
They will be working from now until the big day on “cutting out unnecessary items, putting in an introduction and conclusion, and practicing it all with a lot of passion.”
“It is a lot to live up to, but if we continue to put in work and get things done we may have a chance to place in Nationals. We want our business scripts and the 2012 VE class as a whole to be remembered at school and many other places as The Great Park Wild Center,” concluded Morrow.