Sunday, February 25, 2024

VHS business students take top honors

Vienna High School took home 20 awards at the Business Skills Competition held at Shawnee Community College. Pictured above are (front row, left to right): Outstanding Business Student 2014 Lucas Wright, Damian Wheaton, Nick Myers, Markayla Johnson, Taylor Bundren, Kathryn Jones, and Julie Allen. Second row: Noah Bain, Brianna Sori, Amber Agin, Alyssa Ferguson, Becky Reeder, Sarah Allen, Rachel Ren, and Sabrina Hinkle. Back row: Mr. Joshua Stafford, Ben Large, Micki Causey, Avery Kerley, Robert Freed, Justin Tanner, Trevon Crittendon, Mrs. Joan Clayton, and Lucas Kossack.

Vienna High School Business Students took First Place at Shawnee Business Skills Competition on Thursday, March 27.  VHS took home 20 awards, including the Business Student of the Year award, which was awarded to Senior Lucas Wright.

Vienna High School Business Teachers Joan Clayton and Drew Lawrence, along with Technology Coordinator Joshua Stafford accompanied the students to the event.

Lucas Wright was named the 2014 Outstanding Business Student of the Year at Shawnee College Business Skills Competition. Pictured above is Lucas with Vienna High School Business Teacher Mrs. Joan Clayton.

Lucas Wright was named Outstanding Business Student of the Year.  Lucas is the Editor of the Vienna High School newspaper, The Talon, and is also a producer of Eagle Outlook, an entertainment and news broadcast that is created at VHS.  Lucas will have earned his associates degree from Shawnee Community College when he graduates from Vienna High School in May 2014.  Lucas plans to attend the University of Illinois and major in broadcast journalism.  Lucas has been awarded the President’s Scholarship to the University of Illinois and the University of Illinois Media Scholarship.

In addition to Lucas’ win, Vienna High School took home 19 other awards.  1st Place trophies included Lucas Kossack – Web Page Design, Lucas Wright – Job Interview, Markayla Johnson – Technical English, and Kathryn Jones – Entrepreneurship.

2nd Place awards went to Becky Reeder – Accounting II, Avery Kerley – Public Speaking and Business Professional, Lucas Wright – Desktop Publishing, Noah Bain – General Business, Sarah Allen – Office Support Procedures, Alyssa Ferguson – Technical English, Trenton Lowery – Technical Math, Julie Allen – Word Processing II, and Shane Cowsert – Web Page Design.

3rd Place awards were Lucas Kossack – Networking Concepts, Damian Wheaton – Public Speaking, Megan McCuan – Technical Math, Markayla Johnson – Entrepreneurship, and Rachael Ren – Business Professional.