Staples High School students take a heavy course load. Local graduation requirements are even more onerous than state ones.
Yet our teenagers also participate in clubs; play music and sports; act; volunteer in the community, and hold jobs.
Somehow, some of them even find time to make custom items. Others paint and bake.
This Saturday (June 8, 12 noon to 4 p.m., Bedford Square), the public gets a chance to see some of their most creative work.
And buy it.
The Westport Youth Commission is sponsoring their 3rd annual Student Creation Market.
Here’s some of what you’ll find among the dozen businesses:
- Custom posters and stickers (Tomaso Scotti)
- Paintings (Evie Dockray)
- Custom dog treats (Lina Singh)
- Limited edition custom shoes (Mitch Price)
- Homemade terrariums (Hillary O’Neill)
- Baked goods (Cate Casparius)
- Creative cookies and desserts (Hailey Nusbaum)
The past 2 Student Creation Markets have drawn hundreds of attendees. Many have become huge — and continuing — customers of the young entrepreneurs.
It’s a special event — one day only.
Because when it’s over, our teenagers go back to work.