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First in Future: Jessica Hong, DECA President at Apex Friendship High School

Summary: This week, we talk to Jessica Hong, a junior at Apex Friendship High School and president of her school’s DECA club, an organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. As entrepreneurship becomes ever more important to the American economy, we talk to this 17-year-old—the youngest guest ever on First in Future!—about the business of business, and why young people should care.

This installment of First in Future is part of a special TV series produced in collaboration with UNC-TV, and is recorded in UNC-TV’s Studios. Taped segments will air on the North Carolina Channel. Visit for specific air dates.

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