Story by Bowen Browder, OIT Communications Extern, KCSD.
A promising new program at Chiloquin Junior/Senior High School will allow students to develop creative and professional skills while learning to run a business.
Panther Prints, started by Chiloquin math teacher and leadership advisor Jenny Dunham and Principal Scott Preston, will teach students to create designs and use a T-shirt press and embroidery machine to add those graphics to apparel and other items for commercial sale.
Dunham and Preston started the program about two years ago and have done most of the work to get it off the ground, including initial designs for T-shirts.
“It’s worth the effort I have to put in because it’s ultimately for the kids,” Dunham said. “We’re helping students get skills they can bring out into the real world.”
The program began out of a need for school spirit gear and a desire to…