Monticello High School

Monticello, IA

Panther Pawpcorn

Monticello High School students are collaborating to a create a student-run, gourmet popcorn business called “Panther Pawpcorn” in a new STEM class. Students are divided into three teams: Community Outreach & Marketing, Industry & Production, and Business Formation. Through this project, students gain real-world experience by communicating needs between the groups, conducting customer and market research, connecting with local industry, and preparing to produce, market, and package a quality product. They are in the process of establishing a board of directors consisting of local community members who will provide insight, input, and direction as the business goes into production.