Focus: Business and Marketing Education
School: Canyon View High School

Brandon Buchanan is a senior at Viewmont High School. Brandon says, My interest and talents have naturally pulled me towards Career Technical Education classes. I have been fortunate enough to have wonderful teachers to help my knowledge and excitement in this area grow. Accounting has been a major area of focus for me in school, being in my third year of accounting, completing CE Accounting program last year, and participating in the Pilot AP Program this year. I was able to obtain a job at an Accounting firm where I was able to use my knowledge of accounting I had learned in a classroom, and apply it to the real world.

Brandon has been very active in participating in FBLA and DECA. I held VP position in FBLA Soph. and Jr. Years, and currently hold the position of President this year. I have placed both years at state in various events. I am currently VP of DECA, and have already participated in a competitive event, involving a promotional campaign for the Dew Tour event in Salt Lake City, that resulted in a position to attend the DECA National Leadership Conference in Florida. Brandon is president of the school store at Viewmont High School, where he handles everything from operations, management, to the financials of the store. For me, education gives me the basis to experience business in the real world.