Thank you Sangamon CEO

My name is Emily Russel, and I am a senior in Pleasant Plains school district. Throughout my high school career, I have become an active member in my school and community by participating in Pleasant Plains running programs, after school clubs, and finding opportunities to volunteer my services. Each of these activities have contributed to…

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Making a Difference

My name is Folashade Ajenifuja. I am a student at Lanphier High School. I have been involved in different programs to help people around the world and in Springfield. I was a volunteer in the SLipp program (Service Line Protection Program) with their health group. Kids were dying from gunshot wounds and Gang violence, so I volunteered because I wanted to create…

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My life after CEO

Hello CEO supporters! My name is Abby Téllez, and I am a CEO alumna, class of 2017. I would love a moment to share with you my life after CEO. After graduating CEO, I moved to St. Louis to attend Washington University. There, I am a pre-law student, majoring in History, with a focus on Latin…

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My Morning Cup of Creative Juice

Every morning, I wake up around 6:18. I get dressed in my business casual attire and drive myself to CEO class. Upon arrival I am promptly served a large glass of creative juice, and sometimes with a side of donut holes. After the Zombie Run, our class focus changed to creativity geared toward our individual businesses. I was…

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Learning to Take Risks

My name is Marla Zappa, and I am a senior at Sacred Heart Griffin. Over the past four years, I have taken up numerous responsibilities that have helped shape me into the student I am today. I am currently the captain of the SHG poms team, which enhances my leadership skills used in CEO. I am…

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