Reagan proud of its latest student achievements

From academics to athletics to volunteerism, Reagan High School students are making a huge impact in and outside their school. Here are just a few examples of the amazing things going on in Rattler Country. 

Reagan DECA Advances from State to International

The Reagan High School DECA chapter experienced unprecedented success at this year’s Annual State Career Development Conference & Competition, Feb. 23-25. Reagan began its competition year with 77 students competing at the District Level. Of those 77 students, 59 advanced to the State Competition held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

The 59 students competed in various areas of Marketing, Finance, Hospitality, and Management in role play competitions and prepared written events. Reagan has consistently advanced two to four students from the State Competition to the International Competition each year for the last decade. This year, due to their exceptional work and preparedness, nine students will be advancing to the International Competition in Anaheim, California on April 26-30.

The following students will move forward to compete for an International title: Reeda Virani (Advertising Campaign), Julianne Lefelhocz (Start-Up Business Plan), Sebastian Cohn (Personal Financial Literacy), Benjamin Farias (Sports & Entertainment Marketing), Arasha Lalani & Rhea Kamat (Community Service Project), and Nataliya Gowan, Maria Jimenez & Erina Varela (Student Based Enterprise). In addition to our event winners, Reagan also had two students medal in their events: Karla Galbo (Apparel & Accessories Marketing) and Marianne Nader (Principles of Business Management).

Reagan students medal at UIL State Wrestling Tourney

Six students represented Reagan High School recently at the State UIL Wrestling Tournament that was held in Houston at the Berry Center. Christian Bonney a senior at Reagan earned the bronze medal in the 170 lb category. Bonney was able to rebound after a dificult start on Friday. He is pictured above with his head Coach Paul Miller and Assistant Coach Quentin Sterling. Congratulations!

Reagan student honored for outstanding volunteerism

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is a nationwide program that honors young people who perform outstanding acts of volunteerism. This year one of our very own was selected and honored as a distinguished finalist. Sabrina Epstein a senior at Reagan High School is the founder and executive director of “Artful Start.” Epstein developed an art program for students with special needs that allows children an opportunity to engage in the art scene by hosting events such as family art days and sensory-friendly museum hours. Epstein also takes time to educate fellow high school volunteers about the value of working with special needs students.

On Feb. 23, KSAT's David Sears visited Reagan high school to highlight Epstein’s work as she put together an activity for our very own Reagan students. The students participated to create art in the class as Epstein lead the class!


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The Reagan DECA team celebrates advancing to International competition.

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Reagan senior, Christian Bonney, celebrates his bronze medal with his great coaches.

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Sabrina Epstein, pictured to the far right, works with Reagan special needs students as part of her art workshop.

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KSAT's David Sears visited the campus to give the San Antonio community a glimpse at the impact Sabrina's volunteerism makes on students.

Posted on 03/01/2017