Makenzi Fox - Southmoore High School and Moore Norman Technology Center
THEN: A Southmoore High School senior with a passion for dancing who owned several businesses. Moore Norman Technology Center's marketing education/entrepreneurship program and CareerTech student organizations Business Professional of America and DECA provided Makenzi the opportunity to
- Learn about taxation and employee management.
- Gain leadership and networking skills and learn self-sufficiency.
- Develop confidence in working with adults and speaking to groups.
- Compete on state and national levels.
NOW: Makenzi presented to the state lieutenant governor findings from her DECA project, which focuses on financial literacy for high school students. Using multiple academic, departmental and DECA scholarships, this fall she will attend Oklahoma City University Meinders School of Business to major in business and marketing. She then plans to open a local dance studio or work in public relations.
"One of my most memorable DECA moments was going to the International Career Development Conference in Florida my junior year. I was so eager to go that I chose to miss my junior prom to attend. It was one of the best decisions I ever made. I made so many memories and met and saw more than 18,000 students that share the same passion for DECA that I do."
Makenzi Fox, Moore Norman Technology Center
Marketing Education/Entrepreneurship; DECA and BPA