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Students peddle holiday creations at Market Day

Talent, creativity and Christmas were in the air Tuesday morning at The Prizery when Halifax County Public Schools fourth grade elementary gifted students from all seven elementary schools held their annual Market Day.


Parents, school administrators and school board members came out to support the students as they gave presentations to show their particularly unique advertising strategies, their personally designed and developed products and display boards.

According to Gifted Specialist Donna Elliott, students were encouraged this year to market items that would be marketable for the holiday season.

“We are so fortunate to have such talented students,” said Elliott.

The students advertised decorated bird houses, wreaths, Christmas decorations, cups and much more, most with an accompanying jingle sung to the tunes of their favorite Christmas songs.

After each student presented his or her item to the audience and judges, they were given a certain amount of “piggy bucks” to purchase the items students had made.

Then began a frantic scramble about the room of buying and selling.

Halifax County Chamber of Commerce members including President Nancy Pool, Sheila Bradley and Linda Shepperd judged the talented students on such things as best jingle, best sales pitch and most enthusiastic.

Parents, school administration and school board members also were allowed to participate in the purchases after students completed their buys.

Students ended their market day after lunch with an auction before returning to their respective elementary schools.