A few days ago, I had a Zoom call with Ida McLean from Searcy Beauty College. She had on the coolest shirt.
I had to know where she got it.
Turns out the student council customized it. I certainly needed to know more about that!
Ida explained they have a very active student council in
their school. The student council will
celebrate birthdays and graduations as well as host pizza parties and pancake
breakfasts, along with many other things.
All this costs money.
To raise money, the student council will design t-shirts and then sell
them in the school.
They decide on a saying, create two or three designs for the
shirt, then take it to theory where students vote on which design they like the
The student council then takes orders for the t-shirt,
collecting money at that time. They
approach it as a “limited edition”. If a
shirt isn’t ordered and paid for at that time, it won’t be available
They have found a local vendor that will create the set-up
and print the shirts for them.
At the end of the day, the student council makes about $4.00 per shirt, which when you are ordering around 30 to 40 shirts is a nice little fundraiser.
They have the school logo on the back of the shirt, which makes it great advertising for the school.
Students can wear the shirts as part of their dress code and when the school goes to community events, they all wear one of these shirts! Here is a look at some of the shirts they have created.
Lisha Barnes is a Cosmetology/Barber Instructor with over 25 years of experience. She started out in a small private school working in Admissions, Financial Aid, Education, and School Director. She was a Director of Education for a chain of Private Cosmetology schools. Currently she serves as the Academic Development Manager for Milady where she supports schools and educators around the nation with continuing education, curriculum development and product knowledge. Lisha has served as an Educator for Milady’s Career Institute; NACCAS Commission; Career Educators of America Committee Member; and has authored numerous writing projects for Milady. This industry experience allows her to see the industry from a variety of viewpoints, which helps in sharing information and ideas with educators all around the world.