Minyo finishes 5th in nation in online exam


By Alice Craig - For the Record-Herald



Below a banner stating that Washington High School’s business program provides “an accelerated business administration education for tomorrow’s business executives,” Trevor Minyo poses with one of his awards: a certificate Washington C.H. City Schools Superintendent Tom Bailey had just presented to him. Also shown are (from left) his dad, Buck Minyo; teacher David Penwell; Minyo; his mom, Debbie Minyo; Superintendent Bailey; and Washington High School Principal Tracey Rose.

Below a banner stating that Washington High School’s business program provides “an accelerated business administration education for tomorrow’s business executives,” Trevor Minyo poses with one of his awards: a certificate Washington C.H. City Schools Superintendent Tom Bailey had just presented to him. Also shown are (from left) his dad, Buck Minyo; teacher David Penwell; Minyo; his mom, Debbie Minyo; Superintendent Bailey; and Washington High School Principal Tracey Rose.


One of the award certificates presented to Trevor Minyo by Washington C.H. City Schools Superintendent Tom Bailey.


Trevor Minyo, a Washington High School junior, was surprised to discover that the primary purpose of a recent after-school meeting of the business club DECA was to honor him: He had just been named as having achieved the fifth-highest score in the nation—out of 1,104 competitors—on a “Principles of Marketing” online exam he had taken earlier in 2018.

The competition is sponsored by the High School of Business Program of the MBA Research and Curriculum Center.

David Penwell teaches business and marketing courses and advises the DECA club at Washington High School under the auspices of Great Oaks, which since 1970 has grown to become one of the largest career and technical education districts in the U.S. A number of Penwell’s local students usually achieve high results at the district level, with several each year earning the right also to continue on to national competition.

At last year’s nationals in Atlanta, Minyo placed in the top 2 percent in the country in “Retail Merchandising,” and his classmate Sam Schroeder placed in the top 5 percent in the country in “Food Marketing Series Event.”

Below a banner stating that Washington High School’s business program provides “an accelerated business administration education for tomorrow’s business executives,” Trevor Minyo poses with one of his awards: a certificate Washington C.H. City Schools Superintendent Tom Bailey had just presented to him. Also shown are (from left) his dad, Buck Minyo; teacher David Penwell; Minyo; his mom, Debbie Minyo; Superintendent Bailey; and Washington High School Principal Tracey Rose.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2018/11/web1_20181108_114517-2-.jpgBelow a banner stating that Washington High School’s business program provides “an accelerated business administration education for tomorrow’s business executives,” Trevor Minyo poses with one of his awards: a certificate Washington C.H. City Schools Superintendent Tom Bailey had just presented to him. Also shown are (from left) his dad, Buck Minyo; teacher David Penwell; Minyo; his mom, Debbie Minyo; Superintendent Bailey; and Washington High School Principal Tracey Rose.

One of the award certificates presented to Trevor Minyo by Washington C.H. City Schools Superintendent Tom Bailey.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2018/11/web1_20181108_114612.jpgOne of the award certificates presented to Trevor Minyo by Washington C.H. City Schools Superintendent Tom Bailey.

By Alice Craig

For the Record-Herald