Makenzie Knipe, daughter of Canyon Lake residents Sunnye and Rick Knipe, was named a finalist in a student employees-of-the-year contest at West Texas A&M University in Canyon.
The school’s Office of Career and Professional Development today announced the winners of its contest as part of National Student Employee Week.
Knipe didn’t win but is one of over two dozen students included in the full nominee slate.
She graduated from Canyon Lake High School (CLHS) in 2019 and now works as a program intern managing marketing and event planning for America’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) at WTAMU.
Knipe credits CLHS’s FFA program and contests for teaching her interpersonal skills like public speaking.
“I did horse judging in high school, and that’s what brought me to WT,” she said.