Tommy Hensler of Taylor High School is headed to state competition after placing among the top students in virtual regional business and marketing events.  He placed second in the Restaurant and Food Service Management event during regional competition sponsored by DECA, the student business organization.

Hensler is part of the Business Management program offered by Great Oaks Career Campuses at Taylor High School.

The competitors had to make a recorded presentation that dealt with human relations problem solving, selling, promotion, economic concepts, management decision making, pricing, product development, planning marketing strategies, customer service problem solving or a combination of the above.  They also took a one-hundred question multiple choice test on marketing and business concepts.

The top qualifiers advance to the DECA State Career Development Conference during March, with a chance to qualify for national competition.