He gives me so many reasons to be proud of him (except for his room…and trash…and (just kidding.)
Montana participates in DECA at his high school. For those of you that don’t know what DECA is: “It prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.” (From www.deca.org) He is a Wyoming state officer and traveled to Seattle for a leadership conference where he had to give a speech in front of about 2500 people. That’s more people than the population of most towns in Wyoming!
Here is a picture of him giving that speech. (It’s a little grainy, I downloaded it from another site.)
He told me that they will be having dinner in the Space Needle tonight!
The DECA experience has been amazing for him. Not only does he have the best advisers in the world, but he has been able to travel and soak up the experiences of meeting new people and seeing new places. He has been to Louisville, KY, Washington D.C., Orlando, FL, Salt Lake City, UT, Seattle, WA, and in April, he will be going to Anaheim, CA. His advisers make sure that the kids see the culture that each city has to offer as well as their leadership skill building.
Montana, I am just so proud of everything you have accomplished so far and I know that your high school experience has only scratched the surface of where you will go. 🙂