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12 BPA members qualify for state

Mal Meston, Editor-in-Chief

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Twenty-two BPA students competed in the Regional Business Professionals of America competition at Davenport University on Friday, Jan. 12, and 12 of those students qualified to compete in the State BPA competition in March.

Multiple students were awarded first place in a handful of categories. Junior Niral Patel, who is running for a state executive council position for the BPA Association, was awarded first place in Personal Financial Management and Financial Math and Analysis. Patel also placed second in Business spelling.

“It feels good winning such high standard awards at the Regional BPA competition,” Patel said. “It doesn’t take too much preparation to get to this point, it just takes a little bit of studying before hand. I am proud of what I have achieved.”

Junior Lee Sailors took home two first places: Advanced Word Processing and Fundamental Spreadsheet. Other first-place winners are Video

Production Team (juniors Brandon DePouw, Chris Kremnitzer, Charles Milek and Tyler Seiferlein) and junior Thinh Nguyen (Java Programming).

Here are other placers: senior Griffin AmRhein (5th Interview Skills); Broadcast Team – 4th (junior Patrick Wiltenburg, senior Nick Davis, freshmen Rachel Farrell and Elizabeth Sailors); junior Victoria Everett (3rd Fundamental Spreadsheet & 7th Administrative Support Concepts; junior Kevin Kim (4th Advanced Word Processing and 3rd Financial Math & Analysis); junior Max Nawrocki (6th Fundamental Desktop Publishing); junior Mark Paparella (5th Fundamental Spreadsheet); junior Erin Powers (2nd Personal Financial Management); senior Maddie Sewick (3rd Administrative Support Concepts); and junior Madeline Eckerman (2nd Financial Math & Analysis).

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12 BPA members qualify for state