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Local student wins entrepreneurial essay contest

[Left to right] Craig Felzien, director of the Duree Center for Entrepreneurship at Lindenwood University; Clifton Taulbert, international speaker and entrepreneur; Khloe Carver, essay contest winner, Rodney Johnson, Khloe’s grandfather; and Ramona Johnson, Khloe’s mother.

During the Greater St. Charles Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Nov. 20, the Duree Center awarded one high school student $500 for best answering the question: “Why is an entrepreneurial mindset critical to the success of my generation?” 

To celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019, the Duree Center for Entrepreneurship hosted a high school student essay contest with the winner receiving $500. After reviewing over 100 essays submitted by local students, Khloe M. Carver was named the winner of the 2019 High School Student Essay Contest. Khloe is a student at St. Charles High and participates in the St. Charles County Center for Advanced Professional Studies [CAPS] Entrepreneurship Strand.

Carver was announced as the essay contest winner at the Greater St. Charles Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Nov. 20. She was joined by her mother, Ramona Johnson, and her grandfather, Rodney Johnson.

The goal of the Duree Center for Entrepreneurship, based out of Lindenwood University in St. Charles, is to provide opportunities for students and other individuals to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities across the St. Louis region. The center is part of The Hammond Institute for Free Enterprise, a research and education center in the Plaster School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Lindenwood University. Its mission is to foster free enterprise and civil and religious liberty through the examination of market-oriented approaches to economic and social issues. 

The Hammond Institute for Free Enterprise is a research and education center that examines market-oriented approaches to social and economic issues on a local and global scale.

The essay contest was sponsored in part by West Newsmagazine and Mid Rivers Newsmagazine.

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