Weirton Madonna High School has a new feature with the recent opening of a school store. Kristin Bowman-Cross, the school’s development director, said the idea for the store, to be called the Blue Don Corner, was developed as a way to provide something different to the students and the Weirton community. While the store is geared toward the high school students, there will be opportunities for alumni and others to do some shopping there as well.
The store will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays, with students able to make purchases during their lunch periods or after school until 4 p.m. In addition to school supplies – such as pencils, pens, composition books and folders – the school store also has caps, headbands, several types of shirts, uniform socks, lanyards and keychains, coffee mugs and even Christmas ornaments available for purchase. “We’re starting out small to see the demand,” Bowman-Cross said. Other specialized items will be available depending on the time of year, and what athletic team might be active. “We’re going to go by season; by sport,” she said. Lettermen jackets will be available for purchase by order only. Bowman-Cross noted the school will be working with several local businesses to provide the products. She thanked Theresa Nero and her art students, Principal Jamie Lesho and school janitor Jerry Woodland for working to prepare the room being used for the new store, as well as Serendipity Boutique, NC Sportz, PS Marketing, Graphics in Print and Stuff with Attitude for their assistance.
Article written by C. Howell and appeared in the Weirton Daily Times on Sunday, December 13.