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Fort Lupton High School’s school store aims to reopen

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By Steve Smith

ERIE — It’s been a while since Fort Lupton’s school store was open for business.

That may change this year if the school’s chapters of Future Business Leaders of America and DECA have anything to say about it.

“We’d like to open it in 10 days (from Aug. 22),” said FLBA member Owen Mellen. “We have a group of kids who are going to work on it, so it’s doable.”

Items for sale include packaged snacks and school clothing.

“We haven’t had a store for a few years. Our last DECA teacher (Wade Smith) was injured (in 2011, when he fell at the school and sustained a serious head injury),” Mellen said. Tara Avila is the new faculty sponsor.

FBLA plans to offer a survey of the student body to see what sorts of items should be sold. Proceeds from store sales return to the store, Mellen said. 

“If we have the supplies on hand, the kids don’t have to run to Walmart to get what they need,” he added.

The return of the school store also serves as a parting gift from the school’s class of 2015.

“We lost the store as freshmen,” Mellen said. “We thought we should leave something for the school — that it would be a nice thing to do.”