Holmen students open business in high school, raise money for alumnus

News8000: People out doing some holiday shopping the next few days can add Holmen High School to their list of stores to visit.

The store is called the Meltdown and it’s completely run by a group of Holmen seniors as part of their entrepreneur class.

It features products from local businesses and Holmen Vikings apparel, and while it’s not a fundraiser, the money raised will be helping a former classmate.

Whether you’re looking for crafts, stocking stuffers or just something to keep your head warm this winter you can find it at the Meltdown.

The store is inside Holmen High School and run by students, giving them the experience of owning and operating a business.

“I thought it would be a lot easier than it actually was,” student and operations department manager Whitley Chalsma said.

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