“We had 34 members of our Business Professionals of America chapter from Sulphur Springs High School that went to compete in Frisco last Saturday for the Regional level of BPA
competition,” said Jenny Arledge, SSHS career and technical education teacher. “They did an outstanding job in competition this year.”
The SSHS BPA Chapter came home with 27 individual first through sixth place finishes and had five teams place in the top four at the Regional BPA Leadership Competition Jan. 19.
The first place financial analyst team included Jarred Cowley, Evan Meek, Macie McIllwain and Vivi Cruz. Individually, Cowley won second place in advanced accounting, Meek third place place in advanced spreadsheet applications and McIllwain fifth in fundamental accounting.
Making up the second place economic research project team were Magan Smith, Will Horton and Rebecca Halter. Individually, Smith took top honors with her individual administrative support project, Rebecca Halter was second in database applications and Horton fourth in human resource management.
The third place administrative support team included Jaleigh Avery, Macy Johnston, Morgan Owens and Kennedy Potts. Owens finished first in advanced office systems and procedures, Johnston second in integrated office applications, Potts third in fundamental word processing skills and Avery sixth in medical office procedures.
Both the administrative support team consisting of Kaylan Miller and Emily Petty and the broadcast news team consisting of Samuel Hammons, Molly Millsap and Rachel Winborn were recognized for placing fourth overall in their categories. Individually, Emily Petty won first place in advanced spreadsheet applications, Miller fourth in integrated office applications, Samuel Hammons fourth in graphic design promotion and Rachel Winborn fourth in basic office systems and procedures.
Several other BPA members were also recognized for their individual achievements.
First place winners included Olivia Phelps, advanced interview skills, and Charmain Crook, interview skills.
Second place honors were awarded to Ivon Gonzalez for advanced interview skills and Cade Mitchell for fundamental desktop publishing.
Four additional third place winners included Devin Mitchell, JAVA programming; Mikayla Jones, database applications; Jesse Trujillo, human resource management; and Sarah Halter, prepared speech.
Other fourth place finishers included JT Grant in payroll accounting and Shania Harmon in advanced word processing.
Victoria Chapman finished fifth in medical office procedures and Jordan Eckerd fifth in C++, while Toni Cody was sixth in banking and finance.
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