By Chris Cox
Junior Sadie Cousins has had an entrepreneurial mindset for a while now. She makes and sells her own jewelry. She has written a devotional coloring book for kids that she sells. She also has a desire to eventually create and run her own business. It’s that entrepreneurial spirit that drew her to Gordon Cooper Technology Center’s Business Technology program.
“I was drawn to this program to create my own business,” she says. “I am learning so many life lessons through the program and learning how to be productive in the world.”
Her instructor, Jessica Utter, believes that Sadie’s mentality will allow her to be successful in whatever she does with her future.
“Sadie excels in her academics and leadership skills,” Utter says. “She is a natural leader who is a tremendous asset to our school, her homeschool, and our community.”
As Utter said, Sadie is a homeschool student who is very busy with her homeschool co-op.
“I run cross county and have also tried out pole vaulting and high jump” Sadie says. “I am also in the Oklahoma student worship choir, plan and put on big events at my church, and do all kinds of outdoor activities.”
No matter what she does, Cousins says she does it all to honor God.
“I want to give my all and do my best,” she says. “I try to glorify God in all I do.”
Beyond just running cross country and competing in the high jump, Cousins has a passion for most sports.
“I love sports and the challenge and excitement of them,” she says. “I love all sports. Basketball is also one of my favorites. I have also been hunting and fishing ever since I was two years old.”
Following her graduation from high school, Cousins has ideas of what she wants to but ultimately knows she will go where she is called.
“I might want to go back to Gordon Cooper for the criminal justice program,” she says. “I do want to get a job, continue with my concurrent classes at Rose State College, and get my associate’s degree. I will go where the Lord leads me.”