HHS Business Students Take Part in 47th Annual Business Competition

On April 17, 2018, the Holston Business Department sent 13 students to Southwest Virginia Community College for their 47th Annual Business Education Contest.  The students were welcomed by SWCC interim VP of Academic & Student Services – Dr. Ron Proffitt.  HHS was one of ten area schools participating in an event that saw nearly 150 students from high schools across the region.  HHS Student attendees included:  Juniors = Shawn M., Jenna G., Cody H., Anna Blake W., Jason J., & Sarah S. and Sophomores = Austin F., Kenzie P., Justin H., Morgan W., Liyah F., Carson B., & Abbey C.

HHS Placed in three of the eight events that they entered.  Winners from HHS include:

  • Kenzie P. - 2nd Place in Marketing
  • Sarah S. – 2nd Place in Personal Finance
  • Morgan W. – 3rd Place in Business Basics

When asked for comments on their experience for the day, students gave the following statements.  Junior Shawn M. said that “Going to SWCC was a great experience, as everything was very interactive, making it a unique visit.”  Fellow Junior Cody H. said that he enjoyed the entertainment in the auditorium in between testing times, as a student rapped to the song, “Can’t hold us” by Macklemore.  Junior Jenna G. gained some advice through her experience.   She learned to “Do what makes you happy, not what makes the most money.”  Sophomore Kenzie P. stated that “This was a great experience to meet new people and to test our knowledge in different categories.”  The students and advisors would like to thank SWCC for all of their hospitality and dedication to make this event a success.

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