Appleton Celebrates Derricka White’s Graduation

To congratulate chief office helper (COH) and resident teenager, Derricka White, on becoming a Boone High School 2013 graduate, Appleton Creative hosted a celebratory event in her honor. The grad bash was a retro drive-in and diner themed event, complete with a milkshake station and live music! The event was held in our offices to the delight of Derricka’s friends, family and Appletonian supporters.

Derricka, a local foster child with a promising future, is an integral part of the Appleton family, providing office support and serving as a constant reminder to the team that life is about perseverance and exceeding expectations. Young adults in Derricka’s living situation must overcome much tougher obstacles than children from more conventional upbringings. Only 50 percent of foster children will graduate from high school. By age 24, just 6 percent of fostered young adults will have two- or four-year degrees.

Appleton Creative has held career days and mentored kids at Great Oaks for over 6 years. Diana LaRue is mentor to Derricka and has spared no time immersing her into the world of advertising. It’s no surprise that Derricka, inspired by her time here at Appleton, now plans to study advertising and graphic design once in college.


Appleton Creative is excited to witness the positive contributions and innovative work that is Derricka continues to share with the world. We wish her the best of luck in her post-school endeavors and look forward to continually seeing her bright smile around the office. If she ever needs a helping hand, she knows just where to find a few.

Giving back is key to our success and we can help make it key to yours. Appleton Creative is an award-winning, full-service advertising agency located in Orlando, Florida. Appleton works with local, national and international clients to provide marketing strategies through print, web, social media and video production – all in house. At Appleton, we want to learn about your business, empower your marketing team and be your creative resource. Your marketing goals are worth a conversation: contact us at 407-246-0092 or

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