Calallen High School junior Justin Martin has advanced to national convention of the Business Professionals of America.

Nearly 2,000 high school students competed at the state competion in Dallas March 5-8.

Several Calallen students competed in the state competition, but Justin was the only Calallen student to qualify for the national convention to be held in Reno, Nev. May 7-11.

Justin, the son of Robstown Police Department Det. Lynn Martin Jr., placed second in "Legal Office Procedures," earning a trip to nationals.

Three other Calallen High School students were named National Alternates; senior Marisa Longoria competed in Banking and Finance, senior Dillon Mullenix competed in Job Interview Skills, and junior Nell Thompson competed in Prepared Speech.