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With CEO Program, Students Begin the Journey of a Lifetime

While most high school students are thinking about school supplies, classes and extracurriculars, White County CEO students are thinking about what it looks like to start and run their own business.

Next Thursday, Carmi and NCOE students will begin the third CEO program year, along with 42 CEO communities across the Midwest.

This is just the first in a series of steps to help cultivate real life skills in our community’s young people and to enter them into a national network of high caliber, young leaders.

“CEO” stands for Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities. It is a year-long, experiential learning-based course that uses community relationships to provide an overview of business processes and development for junior and seniors in high schools.

Throughout the program year, students from both Carmi White County and Norris City Omaha Enfield High Schools, will get up early to attend their CEO Program at a local business before their school day starts.

This year’s students include William Pugsley, Gaetano DiMaggio, Alissa Hampton, Dakota Fleck, Claire Shepard, Tyler Hoskins and Courtney McKay from CWCHS. Students from NCOE include Kristina Richards, Laney Cawthron, Baylee Sutton, Rebecca Westbrook and Laura Beth Martin.