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SSHS: BPA students win 2 scholarships, qualify 21 for state competition

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Sulphur Springs High School Chapter of Business Professionals of America students came home from the Jan. 18 Regional Leadership Competition at Heritage High School in Frisco with numerous accolades. Two students earned scholarships and 30 of the 43 placed in the top six in their events, including 21 who scored high enough to qualify for the state meet.

“We are so proud of our BPA students,” said Jenny Arledge, a career and technology education teacher at SSHS.

Rebecca Halter and Jaqueline Tovar-Yanez received Regional BPA Scholarships. Halter also was recognized for placing first in data base applications and was on the first place economic research project team, which also included Hunter Allen, Magan Smith and Taylor Swinson.

Allen also earned first place honors in human resource management while Smith earned top honors in the administrative support research project category and Swinson was recognized for a fifth place economic research project finish.

Morgan Owens earned first place honors and Alexis Clayton second place in advanced office systems and procedures. The duo of Morgan Owens and Macy Johnston made up the first-place administrative support team. Alexis Clayton was also part of the fourth-place administrative support team, which included Iris Gutierrez, Mikayla Jones and Shannon Lucas. Gutierrez also earned second place honors in advanced spread sheet, while Jones earned second place in database applications and Lucas second in fundamental accounting.

Vivi Cruz received second in advanced word processing skills and was part of the third-place financial analysis team, which also included Jarius Grant, Austin Reyes and Nima Sherpa. Team members also recognized for their individual wins were Nima Sherpa, third in payroll accounting, and Jarius Grant, fifth in banking and finance.

Second place individual honors were also won by Carlee Hoppa, basic office systems and procedures, and Abbey Martin, digital media production. The second-place broadcast news production team consisted of Hunter Elliott, Sam Hammons and Rachel Winborn. Hammons also finished fourth in graphic design promotion.

Additional third place honors were won at the regional meet by Hagen Clevenger in  basic office systems and procedures and  Deketra Mosley in advanced interview skills.

Fourth place wins also went to Chaliyah Moore in interview skills, Kelley Osornio in human resource management, Carlos Ramirez in economic resource management and Tino Zapata in banking and finance.

Raygan Morris was recognized for placing fifth in keyboarding production and Karl Sehnert fifth in computer security.

Sixth place finishers included Devin Mitchell in JAVA programming, Zaveria Sims in legal office procedures and Tyquanza Watson in interview skills competition.

The Texas BPA State Leadership Conference will be conducted March 5-9 in Houston.




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