Being chief executive of a company isn't easy, especially when the company is being built from the ground up, but 17-year-old Jade Talley has made it work, despite what she had thought.
"I didn't know I could actually do this job," she said. "I learned I can do about anything from this job."
Jade is the CEO of System Overload, a virtual company that sells virtual products for virtual money. Although a lot of pretending goes into the endeavor, the work put into it and the lessons taken out of it were real.
In Marina High School's Regional Occupation Prorgram, or ROP, Virtual Enterprise class, students learned how to build a business from soup to nuts and created System Overload, selling video games, consoles, accessories and robots. The 27 students, who have been working through lunches, after and before school throughout the year, came together the morning of May 27 to celebrate the grand opening of their mock business in Marina's cafeteria.