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BPA Students Earn Trip to Anaheim

published February 28, 2023BPA Students Earn Trip to Anaheim

Business Technology, Computer Support Technology and Medical Assistant students from Highland Community College Technical Center (HCCTC) attended the Business Professionals of America (BPA) State Leadership Conference February 16-18, 2023 in Wichita. HCCTC Chapter members who attended were: Ciera Bass (Atchison), Mary Gage (Highland), Maleesa Giles (Atchison), Jeremiah Kelley (Atchison), Korin Kimmi (Horton), Megan Larson (Horton), Gracie Peuker (Atchison), Ryan Soph (Atchison) and Carrie Miller, BPA Advisor/Business Instructor.


Students tested their knowledge in many different business and technology related areas. Student placings include: Intermediate Word Processing 1st (Gage); Basic Office Systems and Procedures 1st (Kimmi); Advanced Office Systems and Procedures 1st (Bass);  Fundamental Spreadsheet Applications 1st (Kelley); Administrative Support Team 1st (Bass, Gage, Kelley, Kimmi); Interview Skills 1st (Bass), 2nd (Giles) 3rd (Larson); Payroll Accounting 1st (Kelley); Device Configuration and Troubleshooting 2nd (Soph); Fundamentals of Web Design 2nd (Soph); Top Ten - Open Events: Administrative Support Concepts (Gage, Kimmi, Kelley); Information Technology Concepts (Soph); Meeting and Event Planning Concepts (Bass); Management, Marketing and Human Resources (Bass); Medical Terminology Concepts (Peuker).


Students who placed will travel to Anaheim, California to attend BPA’s National Leadership Conference, “Discover Your Purpose” April 25-30, 2023. They will join thousands of students from across the nation to participate in national level business and technology skills competitions. Business Professionals of America is an innovator in Career and Technical Education, providing members with opportunities for growth through education, competition, community service and personal development. With 45,000 members in over 1,800 chapters across 25 states and Puerto Rico, BPA is a co-curricular organization that supports business and information technology educators by offering co-curricular exercises based on national standards.


Students Pictured Left to Right:

Korin Kimmi, Ciera Bass, Megan Larson, Gracie Peuker, Ryan Soph, Maleesa Giles, Mary Gage and Jeremiah Kelley

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