Career and Technical students honored by Board

The Knox County Board of Education recognized the members of two Career & Technical Education student organizations during the May 24th Board meeting.    Members of the Knox Central High School FBLA and Lynn Camp DECA chapter were honored for their peformance at regional and state competitions held earlier this spring.

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Thirteen members of Knox Central’s chapter of Future Business Leaders of America won at regional competition and advanced to state.   At state, two members won and three qualified to advance to national competition being held this June in Orlando, FL.   Present at the Board meeting for recognition were:

  • Valerie Chavies, Word Processing I, 1st place region
  • Tasha Stewart, Computer Applications, 1st place region and 3rd place state.  Stewart has advanced to the national competition.
  • Jake Pope, Digital Video Production, 3rd place region
  • Hunter Owens, Digital Video Production, 3rd place region
  • Justin Miller, Mr. Future Business Leader, 1st place region
  • Kendra Gray, Ms. Future Business Leader, 3rd place region
  • Austin Doolin, Networking Concepts, 1st place region and 2nd place state.  Doolin has advanced to national competition.

Their advisers are Virgena Rhodes and Frank Shelton.

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A record number of Lynn Camp students competed and won at the regional DECA competition held in February.  DECA is a Career & Technical Education student organization for marketing students.   Twenty six students placed in the top four of their event category at regional competition.   Three students went on to place at the state level and two received honorable mention.  The Lynn Camp DECA chapter placed 1st in regional chapter membership increase and 1st place in the largest regional chapter membership.   Their adviser is Selina Deaton.

Present for recognition at the Board of Education meeting were:

  • Brooke Green, Apparel and Accessories Marketing, 3rd place
  • Tyler Garland, Sports and Entertainment Marketing, 2nd place
  • Zack Garland, Sports and Entertainment Marketing, 3rd place