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CCHS Sophomore Ezra Foote Selected for Governor's School for Entrepreneurs

CCHS Sophomore Ezra Foote Selected for Governor's School for Entrepreneurs

Calloway County High School sophomore Ezra Foote has been selected to attend the Governor's School for Entrepreneurs (GSE) this summer at Northern Kentucky University. Ezra is the son of Paul and Louise Foote.

The Governor's School for Entrepreneurs (GSE) identifies and enables Kentucky high school students to become the Commonwealth's next generation of entrepreneurs. Through the three-week residential experience, GSE participants from throughout the Commonwealth are introduced to Kentucky's most successful entrepreneurs and fastest growing businesses, equipped with the tools and skills to create and build their own businesses, and matched with complementary skilled peers to develop business plans and product or service prototypes. The annual GSE intensive program culminates in a pitch competition attended by a large audience representing Kentucky's entrepreneurial ecosystem.

GSE’s leadership recognized that teens in Kentucky were not being given dynamic opportunities to learn about entrepreneurship and put their ideas into action. For many communities in Kentucky, efforts focused on human capital -- meaning entrepreneurship education initiatives aimed at changing the mindset and capacity of young people -- may be the best hope of changing outcomes and improving living standards.