Five Sulphur Springs students, teams advance to state BPA contest

From Staff Reports

Five individuals and two teams from Sulphur Springs High School will compete next week at the State Business Professionals of America Leadership Conference and Competition in Corpus Christi. They earned the right to qualify be receiving high marks at the Area I Region III Leadership Contest and Conference held last moth at Sachse High School.

Staff Photo by Angela Pitts

Sulphur Springs High School Business Professionals of America students included (back, from left) Dustin Olague, Jeffrey Johnson, Jimmy Helfferich, Dakota Graham, Justin Brown, Ryan Clark, Brandon Harry, Dillon Smith, Sam Pierce Wojtek Styptko, (front, from left) Mercades Brown, Fressia Alvarado, Lauren Rumfield, Jill Wood, Rachael Ming, Sarah Goldsmith, Megan Stewart, Ayanna Smith and Melissa Ream.

Jimmy Helfferich was elected regional president and Mercades Brown received a $500 scholarship from Area I Region III BPA. Helfferich also place third individually in presentation management, while Brown was on the second-ranked financial analyst team and placed third individually in payroll accounting. Fressia Alvarado and Brandon Harry fininshed out the second-ranked financial analyst team. Harry also placed fourth in extemporaneous speaking.

Sam Pierce was the only individual earning a top ranking, which was in C++. The presentation management team consisting of  Whitney Hu, Sam Long, Kendall Scudder and Ayana Smith also were recognized for their first-place ranking. Hu also placed third in fundamentals of XHTML

The four students who earned individual second place honors were Melissa Ream in C++, Justin Brown in computer network technology, Ryan Clark in integrated office applications and Jeff Johnson in JAVA programming.

Rachel Ming placed third in computerized accounting, while Dustin Olague took third in database applications. Ming was also on the third-ranked global marketing team, which also included Shelby Blezinger and Colleen Lucky. Megan Stewart, Wojcietek Stypko and Jillian Wood made up the third-ranked small business management team. Stewart also placed fifth in advanced interview skills, while Stypko placed fifth in human resources.

Sarah Goldsmith was recognized for placing fourth in advanced interview skills, Dakota Graham for fourth in JAVA programming and Kristen McDonald for fourth in Graphic Design and Promotion. K.C. Smith was acknowledged for finishing sixth in human resource management.

All first, second and third place individuals and first and second place teams will advance to State Business Professionals of America Leadership Conference and Competition in Corpus Christi on Feb. 28-March 3.

� Information from Brenda Jones, SSHS journalism teacher

Five individuals and two teams from Sulphur Springs High School will compete next week at the State Business Professionals of America Leadership Conference and Competition in Corpus Christi. They earned the right to qualify by receiving high marks at the Area I Region III Leadership Contest and Conference held last month at Sachse High School.

Jimmy Helfferich was elected regional president and Mercades Brown received a $500 scholarship from Area I Region III BPA. Helfferich also place third individually in presentation management, while Brown was on the second-ranked financial analyst team and placed third individually in payroll accounting. Fressia Alvarado and Brandon Harry fininshed out the second-ranked financial analyst team. Harry also placed fourth in extemporaneous speaking.

Sam Pierce was the only individual earning a top ranking, which was in C++. The presentation management team consisting of  Whitney Hu, Sam Long, Kendall Scudder and Ayana Smith also were recognized for their first-place ranking. Hu also placed third in fundamentals of XHTML.

The four students who earned individual second place honors were Melissa Ream in C++, Justin Brown in computer network technology, Ryan Clark in integrated office applications and Jeff Johnson in JAVA programming.

Rachel Ming placed third in computerized accounting, while Dustin Olague took third in database applications. Ming was also on the third-ranked global marketing team, which also included Shelby Blezinger and Colleen Lucky. Megan Stewart, Wojcietek Stypko and Jillian Wood made up the third-ranked small business management team. Stewart also placed fifth in advanced interview skills, while Stypko placed fifth in human resources.

Sarah Goldsmith was recognized for placing fourth in advanced interview skills, Dakota Graham for fourth in JAVA programming and Kristen McDonald for fourth in Graphic Design and Promotion. K.C. Smith was acknowledged for finishing sixth in human resource management.

All first, second and third place individuals and first and second place teams will advance to State Business Professionals of America Leadership Conference and Competition in Corpus Christi on Feb. 28-March 3.

� Information from Brenda Jones, SSHS journalism teacher

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