Shelby Blecha

Shelby Blecha

Shelby Blecha

Hometown: Seward, Neb.
Major: Pre-Elementary Education/Early Childhood
Minor: Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship
Graduation Date: Dec. 2018

What is your story?

My love for teaching and kids started when I was young. I had a "school" for my sister in the basement of our house and I would make up lessons to teach her. During High School I taught Sunday School and worked in a day care. I started college as an Agricultural Economics major. I thought that's what my family wanted, so I could work on the family farm. But I soon learned that's not what I wanted or what I was meant to be doing.

What is your business?

My plan is to start my own preschool center. For now, I am getting experience as a Pre-School Teacher in Fairbury, NE.

Who is your entrepreneurial inspiration OR biggest hero?

Karen Hoger - She was my preschool teacher. She opened her own preschool in her basement, offers five classes, and has been open for about 15 years.

If your story were made into a movie, what actor/actress would portray you and why?

Tina Fey because not only is she a great actress and comedian, she also helps write a lot of the movies and acts that she is in. She is involved in the whole process.

What advice would you give to a student starting their entrepreneurial journey?

Don't ever second-guess yourself. Once you make a decision, go with it 100%. Either you're in or you're out, there is no in between.

Shelby Blecha
Shelby Blecha
Shelby Blecha