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The Mark of Excellence Today
"Doing Business" and Moving Forward !

The 2007 season was a winning one for The Mark of Excellence. In addition to participating competitively in the spring at the Virtual Enterprise New York City Trade Fair, where won an award for website excellence, student employees representing the company also distinguished themselves at the annual Region 7 Virtual Enterprise Business Plan Competition held in the December at New Dorp High School in Staten Island. It was the finest showing by the Business Plan Team in many years.  Congratulations to those who participated!

2007 was also a year that also witnessed unprecedented student employee participation in the creation of goods and services provided to real clients. A successful button and pin enterprise has been the result. The selling of creative and decorative buttons was the idea of student employees. Their creative energy and drive has made TMOE buttons and pins a recognizable part of New Utrecht High School and the students who go there. Beyond that, the button product line has gained a reputation that has it in demand outside the school. The legendary Pete Seeger has made his "Water Not Weapons" button part of his environmental work, wearing the pin made in Room 411 at New Utrecht High School.                        BACK TO THE TOP


Recognition for work done got a big boost in December of the year when WABC News in New York City sent a camera crew to record and profile the work done at The Mark of Excellence. As our product line and expertise grows, so does our reputation.

(Click on the photo to the left to see the WABC profile seen throughout New York City.)

It all gets back to the hard work done by student employees and the guidance by TMOE's coordinators,
Ms. Cathy Daskalakis, and Mr. Joel Landy. Special thanks go to Mr. Michael Saporito for his support, consideration and time. This program will always be grateful for his generosity.

The year 2008 picked up where 2007 left off. So far this year, following the lead of WABC, WCBS News in NYC profiled The Mark of Excellence in February.

(You can see the CBS News report by clicking on the photo to the right.)


Also in April of 2008, The Mark of Excellence visited Wall Street and the Museum of American Finance, where student employees learned about finance in the early days of this country,  the history of entrepreneurship in the United States, and how New York City participates in the world economy. It was full day, which included lunch on the steps of Federal Hall, across the street from the New York Stock Exchange.

Trips like this one expand the world for young entrepreneurs while giving them a glimpse of how money really works. More trips are planned for the future.

Things are looking up for The Mark of Excellence. Stay tuned and "Let's Do Business!"



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The Mark of Excellence
New Utrecht High School -
Maureen A. Goldfarb, Principal
Stavros Mihalitsis, Assistant Principal
Joel Landy, Cathy Daskalakis, Facilitators

1601 80th Street, Suite 411 - Brooklyn, NY 11214
Tel: (718) 232-4486 | Fax: (718) 232-4525