Hernando High: Nine DECA members participating in the District DECA Competition earned first or second place and became eligible to compete at the state competition. The students are Aliyah Brown, Miranda Bryant, Devin Elliott, Drake Middlebrook, K'Hili Jones, Gabrielle Cohen, Marquan Norman, Jaziana Mathis and Jolene Sauceda.
• Seven FBLA members placed at the District FBLA Competition: David Adams, fourth place, Business Communications; Shannon Fry, third place, Business Communications; Monte Wilson, third place, Introduction to Business; Tatayana Brown, fifth place, Introduction to Business; Clay Everett, second place, Public Speaking; Jada Bergstrom, third place, Public Speaking II; and Kimberly Ralph, second place, Spreadsheet Applications.
Parent Involvement Awards: The parent programs at Explorer K-8 and Chocachatti Elementary schools have earned Florida PTA-sponsored Parent Involvement Awards. The programs were evaluated on their ability to be replicated, relationship to school objectives, innovation, impact on school improvement, funding methods, business partnerships and more.
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