Duke Ellington School of the Arts, DESA
“K.A.R.E” – Keeping Arts Relevant for Everyone
To obtain a BFA in Musical Theatre & MA in Music Education. To become a "Triple Threat' and professional entertainer and business woman.
Vocal Performance "Home"
from the Broadway Musical The Wiz
G.P.A. 4.1 | Ranked 5th in class | "A-Train" High Honors | Honor Roll every quarter | DESA Most Outstanding Vocal Student, I st & 2nd year
A modern day Doogie Houser, Katelynne Cox enrolled in college at fifteen years old: completing her BA and two Graduate Certificates in Nonprofit and Public Management from the University of Missouri. Ambitiously, Katelynne balances her career, MBA studies and homeowner responsibilities well. Katelynne is the manager of fundraising and events at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and the Executive Director of Silence Is Not Compliance: an organization that rehabilitates rape survivors and educates kids on how to prevent sexual violence. Katelynne enjoys dancing for the 2018 Stanley Cup Champions, the Washington Capitals, and jogging with her two rescued Labradors.
Photo by Reese Bland
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