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Fitch senior gets jump on business start up

February 20, 2019
J.T. Whitehouse , The Town Crier

Fitch senior Charles Carson seems to be a natural entrepreneur. While still having a few more months of his senior year to go, he is involved at putting together his own business in the area of 3D graphics.

"What started as something in school, has moved me to form a business," Carson said.

Carson is the link between arts and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). He has taken his design skills in the art field and applied the technology of STEM to help create logos for a variety of venues. He designed T-shirts for the AMS Soap Box Derby car.

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Charles Carson is setting his goals high right out of the gate. The Fitch senior is already putting together his business plan for a printing company.

While at AMS, he designed the logo for AMS STEM classes, but it was never approved at that time. As he entered Fitch, he continued to design the logo for AMS and finally came up with one that was accepted and is now the official logo for the program.

During his years at Fitch, Carson did a lot of work for friends and the school. He designed and printed business cards for friends, made the tickets for the golf team banquet, and designed and printed the flyers to go out to schools on the football program.

"I did the cover on the Look Book for freshmen that has all the clubs and activities available at Fitch," Carson said.

A lot of what Carson does for the schools, he does after school lets out. He is allowed to come in and use the STEM lab equipment when he is working on a school project. One project he is currently working on is changing the STEM logos in the district. The STEM departments will be changing to STEAM, by adding the "A" for arts. Even the equipment in the STEAM Lab will reflect the addition of art.

"We have a machine [in the STEM Lab] that can print large wall panels," Carson said.

When Carson is at home, he is beginning to put together a website for his soon-to-be business. He hopes to pick up jobs designing graphics for businesses and individuals and said his time at Fitch has been rewarded and helped set his path for reaching his goals.

"I am looking at attending Kent University for graphic design after graduation," he said. "At Fitch, I have already learned how to talk to people and meet their needs."

STEM teacher Danielle Chine said Carson's inspiration came from the Austintown STEM program. She said he will likely make his dream come true and she spoke very highly of him.

"Charles is not only a very well presented young man, but he volunteers a lot of his time to make things better in the community. He really has created a brand of himself."



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