FHS senior finishes in top 10 nationally

A senior from Frenship High School finished in the top 10 of the nation in a test at the national DECA convention in Florida last week.

Colby Rozean took part in a two-part competition with partner Clare Hicks in business law and ethics.

For the first part of the competition, he said he had to take a 100-question test. Together, the duo took part in a role-playing situation. Although the duo did not advance, DECA sponsors were still proud of his top-10 finish.

Rozean said he believes his DECA advisers selected him to be on the team because he already has some medical experience and knowledge of medical privacy laws.

“It’s a different kind of test. It’s not something you can study for,” he said. “Some of it is ethics, and a lot of it is how should you act in the real world.”

The test made him think a lot more about ethics, he said.

Next year, Rozean said he will begin his college career at Texas Tech, where he hopes to study biology in the honors college. Ultimately, he said, he would like to study medicine, but he said he has not decided exactly in what he might like to specialize.

Rozean said he has already taken coursework on his own and is completing an internship as an X-ray technician.

“I think it will be a good steady job that will help me pay through college,” he said.

When he joined DECA as a junior in high school, Rozean said he never expected to get to go to a national convention.

“I think I got a bunch of real world experience,” he said of the journey with DECA. “I think it’s a great program. It’s rewarding.”

While at FHS, Rozean was also active in Future Problem Solvers, varsity football and National Honor Society. Outside of high school, he has been taking Jiu Jitsu, which he plans to continue studying.

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