Bond County CEO Program Welcomes New Students


The Bond County CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) Program welcomes 15 new CEO’s, representing Greenville and Mulberry Grove High Schools to join this year’s upcoming 2018-19 class.

The Bond County program will be entering its second year at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year with a new group of high school seniors-to-be set to participate in the real-life learning class.

The 2018-2019 Bond County CEO class includes Greenville High School students Aly Ahern, Sam Barber, Grant McCullough, Evan Oakley, Dylan Sanders, Levi Siebert, Cody VonBurg, Sam Knebel, George Timmermann and Emily Unterbrink and Mulberry Grove High School students Braeden Links, Bethany Miller, Kennedy Quick, Chandler Hans and Karen Kennedy.

Throughout the program, program participants will have the opportunity for real life learning, through business visits, guest speakers, and one-on-one mentorship. By the end of the year, each CEO will have created their own functioning business, participated in a class business, and grown their network to dozens of business people and active leaders in the community.

Provided by the Midland Institute for Entrepreneurship, the CEO Program is currently in 45 communities across the United States, impacting nearly 600 students each year and shaping the communities in which it takes place.

Small scale entrepreneurship- such as that supported in the CEO Program- has been proven to positively impact economic growth, and the cultivation of life skills such as those encouraged in the CEO Program, are undeniably helping to set our high schoolers up for success as they venture into life after high school.

The program will begin in August of this year, preceded by a summer orientation. For more information about Bond County CEO, visit

Photos courtesy of Walker Photography…

Aly Ahern
Bethany Miller
Braden Links
Chandler Hans
Dylan Sanders
Emily Unterbrink
Evan Oakley
George Timmermann
Grant McCullough
Karen Kennedy
Kennedy Quick
Levi Siebert
Sam Barber
Sam Knebel
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