Students from the Murrieta Valley High School Virtual Enterprise class are looking for sponsorships, donations, and golfers for their upcoming November tournament. Valley News/Courtesy photo

Students at Murrieta Valley High School, who participate in the Virtual Enterprise program, are beginning to get ready for their upcoming competition season. Virtual Enterprise is an internationally recognized business simulation program that transforms students into executives. The student-ran club will create a business that replicates all functions of a real company and then they compete across the state and nation against other schools in a variety of competitions.

In order to afford these trips, the club is looking to have a giant fundraiser, which will be an annual golf tournament being held at the Bear Creek Country Club. This year they are looking to hold this golf tournament Monday, November 22.

“This class offers an incredibly unique experience by allowing today’s students to be transformed into tomorrow’s business leaders,” says MVHS student and VP of Public Relations for their Virtual Enterprise class, Erika Salcedo.

Currently, the students are working to finish establishing their business, Desert Rose. Desert Rose will sell a line of fashion accessories made of cactus leather ranging from purses to wallets. Their marketing is working to establish manufactures, graphing design is creating logos for the business, and accounting is working on the financial aspects of the company.

The Murrieta Valley Virtual Enterprise students plan to compete in five trade shows across the nation this year. The students are looking for sponsorships, donations, and golfers for their upcoming tournament. Updates on the program, and ways to contribute to it, can be found at

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