And then there were 9…Thirty Vantage business students competed at the Ohio BPA competition in Columbus and nine will advance to the national contest in Indianapolis!
Several Medical Office Management students will be competing in Indianapolis. Senior Layna Mihm (Van Wert) placed first in the Advanced Word Processing contest while her classmate Amber Sloan (Continental) placed second. Junior Jill Ross (Wayne Trace) placed first in the Fundamental Spreadsheet Applications contest and senior Karrisa Carder (Lincolnview) placed second. Junior Maranda Bigham (Lincolnview) placed first in the Advanced Office Systems contest and Cailah Rickard, a senior from Continental, took second place. Junior Courtnie Laney (Wayne Trace) took second place in the Basic Office Systems contest.
Tiffany Romero (Antwerp) a senior in the Interactive Media program placed first in the 3D Computer Modeling competition. Rounding out the crew going to nationals is Dmitry Billingsley (Continental) a junior in the Network Systems program who placed first in the PC Servicing and Troubleshooting contest.
These students, along with their teachers Mrs. Jill DeWert, Mrs. Paula VanTilburg, and Mr. Larry Regedanz, will be a part of the 2014 Business Professionals of America Leadership Conference “Accelerate Your Future” in Indianapolis, Indiana April 30 – May 4. Approximately 5,500 students from throughout the United States will participate in Business Professionals of America’s 47th National Leadership Conference. Activities will include general sessions with keynote speakers, business meetings, leadership workshops, contests, and the election of national officers.Vantage Business Professionals of American (BPA) 2014 National qualifiers show off their hardware! (Left to right): Dmitry Billingsley, Tiffany Romero, Cailah Rickard, Layna Mihm, Maranda Bigham, Karissa Carder, Courtnie Laney, Jill Ross and Amber Sloan.