CHS hosts 13th Annual DECA Entrepreneurship Conference

CLARKSTON, WA - Move over Silicon Valley because the City of Clarkston is becoming the new home to young and eager entrepreneurs.

Clarkston High School was home to more than 200 fourth grade students for the 13th Annual Clarkston DECA Entrepreneurship Conference. DECA members worked with the students to help them design their own business plans, and Thursday those plans were honored. To further promote dreaming big, each student participated in workshops hosted by local business moguls.

"In school it's all about academics or A's and B's and having this entrepreneurship conference lets them be creative and lets them think what ever they want without anyone telling them that it's wrong," said Sara Hale.

"Just like Kenzie she started writing her business plan in fourth grade," said Kristen Carey. "And she's 19 now and has her own business."

"It's never to early to set goals and when they're young their imaginations can go wild," said Lucy Downs.

Leaders from Spot on Yogurt, Fazzari's Pizza, Big Country Radio, and Kenzie's Koffee spoke to all the kids about what it's like owning a business.