Cougar Corner is back!


Photo By Sherese Spearman

(L,R) Cooper Chasteen and Trent Stewart prepare Cougar Corner for customers.

Rese Spearman, Reporter

Cougar Corner is finally open again. After almost two years of being closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cougar Corner is run by DECA business classes at Edgewood that help students, through Butler tech to help support their chapter.

 Current seniors have some recollection from the Cougar Corner store of 2019. The store to buy snacks and merch to support one of your growing student organizations, DECA. “We took a 2-year hiatus due to Covid-19 and its restrictions,” said Mr. Chasteen, the head manager of the gold-certified DECA schools-based enterprise. Gold-Certified recognizes enterprises that are managed and operated by mostly students while conforming to National Curriculum Standards in Marketing, Finance, Hospitality, or Management.  

Cougar Corner was originally started in 2014 to help generate money when the club was doing its well-known spirit wear t-shirt sales. The spirit wear sales were for fall sports and then the Corner would close in the winter.  Student managers decided to convert this year’s store to food sales and stay open all year round.  Now, Cougar Corner sells slushies, popcorn, and candy. “It generated more money this year than it ever did,” stated Cooper Chasteen who usually helps his dad with the store.