The San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) held its 2nd Annual Student Store Competition on January 16th, 2014 at Madison High School. The competition, developed and organized by SDUSD's College, Career & Technical Education department, provides a way for students involved in their high school's student store to learn key business concepts and develop critical thinking skills. The schools that participated in the competition were Serra High, Clairemont High, Kearny High, Mission Bay High, and San Diego High School. This year's competition focused on having students come up with a merchandising strategy and proposal to help boost sales at their stores.
Written proposals for the competition were scored in advance of an event where all five teams were given a chance to present their proposal and results of their merchandising strategy to a panel of three judges, which included Sarah Castro, SDSU Aztec Shop Manager, Kim Missel, USD Torero Store Manager, and Gabriel Reyes,San Diego CITD Youth Entrepreneurship ProgramCoordinator.