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Christian County CEO Students Speak On Successful Program

The students of the Christian County CEO Program came by the Miller Media Group Radio Station to discuss their involvement and the business experience they have gained by working with the student-based initiative. The culmination of the CEO student's hard work will soon be on display at the Taylorville Chillifest this weekend.

The students explained that in the CEO program, they are treated as business professionals. Led by Director, Neil Hohenstein, the students are delegated to roles and carry out operations of their business, preparing them for their next endeavors in education and their occupation. The CEO Program’s efforts have been spent collecting materials making calls, and coordinating finances to sell caramel apples topped with different treats at the Taylorville Chillifest, the students have named it "Johnny Apple CEO." Proceeds made from various events like Chillifest will go into a fund that is accessible to the CEO students to use when their business plans are fully formed.

CEO student Brock Daugherty explained what inspired him to join the CEO Program.


The CEO Program has a history of providing success to its students. CEO student and candle business owner Olivia Woodward spoke about her experience.


Emma Althoff says the business world has always sparked her interest but she lacked the knowledge to get started. With the CEO Program, Emma now has a foundation in the field of business. Althoff says she will soon be handling agenda items and assignments for CEO students in a few weeks.


Ella Moreland says that the CEO students are treated as business partners and make the decisions for their own plans. Moreland says that Hohenstein has been a great resource.


The CEO students all agreed that the CEO Program is unique and valuable to their development thus far in their careers. The students see the progress and know that upon reaching their goal an incentive of funds they created, will be waiting for them to kick-start their future plans.

CEO students Brock Daugherty, Olivia Woodward, Emma Althoff, and Ella Moreland appeared as guests on the WTIM Morning Show.

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