Thirty members of the Great Oaks/Amelia High School Business Professionals of America (BPA) chapter attended state competition in Columbus, and twenty went on to the National Leadership Conference in Boston in May.
At the national conference, students participated in leadership and competitive events in various business areas including; finance, marketing, economics, entrepreneurship, fair trade and technology. In addition, several students qualified for additional national only events within the stock market game as well as virtual business competitions and national scholarships.
The chapter was recognized for community service and leadership activities throughout the year by receiving the Chapter Award of Excellence, Quality Chapter, Special Olympics, Safety Awareness, and Marketing and Publication awards.
Students taking technical competitions also completed the certification testing for Microsoft software to gain industry recognition. The students also had time to network with members from 27 states and develop increased professional skills while attending seminars and conference volunteer activities along with sightseeing in Boston.
The Great Oaks/Amelia High School BPA chapter is a part of the Business Management program offered through Great Oaks Career Campuses at Amelia High School.
Computer Security—4th Place, Justin Widanski
Virtual Business Team—1st Place, Emily Feldkamp, Zach Simons, and Justin Widanski
Stock Marketing Game—2nd Place, Justin Widanski
Emblem Building Team—1st Place, Maddie Boyd, Sam Wesley, Liz Marcelli, Caitlyn Keith,
Dylan Guth, Jacob Hicks
Fair Trade Team—Top Ten, Maddie Boyd, Sam Wesley and Brittney Thompson
BPA National Scholarship Winner ($750)—Maddie Boyd
BPA Merit Scholar—Kristina Hodges
Microsoft Certification—Kristina Hodges, Lauren Turner, and Caitlyn Keith
MTA Security Certification—Justin Widanski
State Competition Results
1st place Integrated Office—Caitlyn Keith
1st place Advanced Word—Lauren Turner
1st place Graphic Design Promotion—Kristina Hodges
4th place Database—Sahvannah Fox
5th place Database—Maddie Boyd
4th place Payroll Accounting—Alyssa Gilpin
4th place Presentation Mgmt. Team—Sam Wesley, Brittney Thompson, and Jacob Hicks
4th place Banking and Finance—Sean Kamphaus
6th place Banking and Finance—Dylan Guth
2nd place Economic Research Individual—Karishna Hernandez
3rd place Computer Security—Justin Widanski
3rd place Administrative Support Research—Caitlyn Servitto
3rd place Admin. Support Team—Hailey Davis, Brant Poehner, Kasey Broughton and Kaitlyn Howard
4th place Extemporaneous Speech—Liz Marcelli
6th place Advanced Office Procedures—Heather Faulkner
Top Ten Economic Research Team—Lucy Wesley and Lauren Alvarado
Top Ten Prepared Speech—Brady Barnhill
Top Ten Basic Office Procedures—Emma McGaha
Top Ten Interview—Paige Smith
Top Ten Advanced Interview—Sierra Richardson
Top Ten Integrated Office—Isabelle St. Pierre
Top Ten Payroll Accounting—Misty Bryant
Top Ten Financial Analyst Team—Varian Engle, Alex White, Bryan Fleischman and Evan Daniel