Texas High biz students earn top regional honors

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Left to Right – Amethyst Spade, Parker Johnson, Lillian Davis, Tarren Engle, Emilee Herrington, Hayli Hamilton, Oren Smith, Chloe Sawyer, Kenichi Pass

TEXARKANA – Nine business students from Texas High earned top honors at a regional leadership conference in Rockwall on Jan. 18.

Nine student members of the Texas High School Business Professionals of America Chapter placed with top awards in the Area 3 Region 1 Leadership Conference last Saturday. Furthermore, all were named as state qualifiers for the State Leadership Conference that will be held in Dallas on March 4-7.

State qualifiers

  • Tarren Engle (database applications), first place
  • Kenichi Pass (computer modeling), first place
  • Emilee Herrington (computer modeling), second place
  • Parker Johnson (fundamental accounting), second place
  • Chloe Sawyer (ICD-10-CM diagnostic coding), second place
  • Amethyst Spade (visual basic/C# programming), third place
  • Hayli Hamilton (fundamental accounting), fourth place
  • Oren Smith (medical office procedures), fourth place
  • Lillian Davis (integrated office applications), fifth place
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Davis, Engle, Sawyer, and Smith were considered double state qualifiers as they earned second place as membesr of the administrative support team.

According to a release from Texas High, the aim of the BPA is, “to contribute to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic and technological skills.”

The student advisors at Texas High are Mark Ahrens, Melinda Asher, and Deborah Mills.