JACKSONVILLE, Onslow County — Some high schoolers in eastern North Carolina have become young entrepreneurs.
Students in Jacksonville High School's adaptive classroom run their own cup decal business called "Cardinal Cargo."
The nine students in the class have disabilities ranging from down syndrome to autism. Their teacher, Emily Gross, says the project has been a great way for them to learn life skills.
"It is amazing," she said. "It's awesome to see the students so proud and selling, and then earning money for our classroom. It's a really awesome experience."
The students make the themed decals, and then apply them to cups to sell throughout the school and community. The money they make helps fund other projects that focus on preparing them for life after school.