Photo courtesy of the Mississippi Council on Economic Education
Arielle Cox, a senior from Gulfport High School, was featured as a student presenter at the eighth annual U.S. Senator Thad Cochran Forum on American Enterprise, held at the Jackson Marriott on Tuesday, November 1, 2011. The lunch event was hosted by the Mississippi Council on Economic Education (MCEE) to honor U.S. Senator Thad Cochran and support statewide efforts being made to improve K-12 education. Supporters present at the event included businessmen, educators, and government officials who are striving to advance education in financial literacy, economics, and entrepreneurship.
Throughout her presentation, Cox discussed her personal experience in the Southern Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) and the importance of entrepreneurship education in Mississippi schools. Specifically, Cox referred to the inherent values that are expressed to students through entrepreneurship education. Regarding her own personal experience, Cox explained the significance of how using ones own talent, few materials, and time can create a valuable product. Displaying her own merchandise that was created for the SEP business plan competition, Cox used style and flair to demonstrate to all in attendance the importance of schools receiving entrepreneurship education.