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Devin Jones
1st Period
Hello, I am Jane Doe
For corporations, sponsoring high schools is a way of getting their name and logo out there. For schools, corporate sponsorships are a way to get extra money to help improve the opportunities available to the students. Some argue that these corporate sponsorships are a necessity for cash strapped schools while others say that they inhibit the learning process of the high school. Corporate sponsorships for schools are harmful based upon my analysis of both the benefits and detriments for students.

The benefits of corporate sponsorships at high schools are the assistance they give to sports teams, clubs, and school sponsored activities. With a corporate sponsorship sports teams can easily purchase much needed equipment with the concern of wiping out the entire athletic departments funds. Chick-Fil-A sponsors the track team at my high school and aids them in raising money to purchase a new rubberized track. For their sponsorship, the track team sells Chick-Fil-A chicken biscuits twice a week during school hours. By sponsoring the track team Chick-Fil-A makes a small profit from the sale of chicken biscuits as well as the distribution of their name around school. In turn, the track team benefits from Chick-Fil-A’s sponsorship by raising money for the new track. Not only do athletics receive assistance from corporate sponsorships but also so do clubs. The junior class committee rakes in hundreds of dollars in corporate sponsorships every year to help them create the most memorable prom ever. The corporate sponsorships obtained ensure that our schools culinary class does not have to provide all the food for prom. By having corporate sponsorships working so closely with high schools, it helps to guarantee the students that they will not be without the things that make high school a memory that lasts forever.

On the other hand, while corporate sponsorship can be beneficial to sports teams and clubs, they can also be...