DECA and FBLA students honored by Board

Two of Knox County’s career and technical student organizations were in the spotlight at the July 24 meeting of the Knox County Board of Education.

Knox Central’s chapter of Future Business Leaders of America and Lynn Camp’s chapter of DECA were honored for their achievements at state and national competitions held this spring and summer.

Knox Central student Valerie Chavies was presented an award by Board member Marty Smith for placing 7th at the National FBLA Leadership Conference in Word Processing II.   The conference was held this June and July in San Antonio, Texas.   Chavies had previously placed 4th at the Kentucky FBLA Conference held in April.

Also honored by the Board of Education were Knox Central’s state winners and national qualifiers. 
Samantha Salyer, 1st place, Computer Applications
Beth Mills, 1st place, Desktop Publishing
Kelsey Engle, 1st place, Word Processing I
Lee Frazier, 2nd place, Introduction to Technology Concepts
Austin Doolin, 2nd place, Technology Concepts
Rashelle Hubbard, 4th place, Business Procedures
Hunter Owens,  Desktop Publishing qualifier at Nationals;  3rd place Sports  Management
Jake Pope,  Networking Concepts qualifier at Nationals; 3rd place Mr. Future Business Leader

Lynn Camp’s DECA students were honored for their achievement at the Kentucky Leadership Conference held in March.   DECA is a student organization made up of marketing education students.  Students who placed at the conference include:
Heather Wilson, Quick Serve Restaurant Management – 2nd place
Fred Slusher and Amanda Bowman, Business Law and Ethics Decision Making Team – 3rd place
Kayla Mullins, Principles of Hospitality – 4th place
Derrick Girdner, Automotive Services Marketing – Finalist
Kaylee Duncum, Quick Serve Restaurant Management – Finalist