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“KCCC Students Qualify for Business Professionals of America State Competition”

Mount Vernon, OH – Knox County Career Center students competed in the Business
Professionals of America (BPA) Region IV competition at the end of January.


KCCC students in the Computer Network Technology (CNT), CollegeU-Business
(CLGU), Digital Media and Software Development (DMSD), and Pre-Professional Mentorship
(PPM) programs competed against students from Delaware Hayes High School, Delaware Area
Career Center, Highland High School, and Tri-Rivers Career Center.


BPA is a career technical student organization that allows students to compete in various
competitions in the areas of Finance, Business Administration, Management Information
Systems, Digital Communications and Design, Management, Marketing and Communications,
and Health Administration.


On Friday, February 2nd, BPA State Qualifiers in Region 4 were announced at the
Region 4 Awards Ceremony held at the Willis Education Center in Delaware. KCCC had 42
students qualify for state in 20 events. The BPA State competition will be held on March 7th &
8th in Columbus.


Keyara Murphy, BPA Region IV Director, said, “The students did a great job competing in
the BPA Region IV competition. All students prepared in different ways; reviewed resources for
tests, and created projects using specific software. All contests were scored by a professional
from the content area. Students apply and improve life skills through these competitions.”
Murphy added, “As an alumnus, I love what this organization offers to students. It was
life-changing for me as a student, and I know it can be for current students as well. We wish the

best to the students who are proceeding to compete at the State, and potentially the BPA
National Level. These are the opportunities and experiences CTE is made of.”
The following students qualified to compete in the BPA State competition in March:
-Tanner Nutter (CollegeU-Business) 1st place in Banking and Finance
-Zachary Clow (CollegeU-Business) 2nd place in Banking and Finance
-Kaylee Small, Taylor Thorne, Sami Lacksonen, Carter Thompson (CollegeU-Business) 1st
place – Financial Analyst Team
-Carter Mull (CollegeU-Business) 1st place in Personal Financial Management
-Brysen Armstrong (CollegeU-Business) 2nd place in Personal Financial Management
-Christopher Cline (CollegeU-Business) 1st place in Intermediate Word Processing
-Jacob Spaulding (CollegeU-Business) 2nd place in Business Law & Ethics
-Kayleen Small (CollegeU-Business) 3rd place in Business Law & Ethics
-Caleb Adams (Computer Network Technology) 1st place in Computer Network Technology
-Noah Overholt (Computer Network Technology) 2nd place in Computer Network Technology
-Jeremy Risko (Computer Network Technology) 1st place in Server Admin Using Microsoft
-Tyler Ing (Computer Network Technology) 2nd place in Server Admin Using Microsoft
-Brody Casebolt (Computer Network Technology) 3rd place in Server Admin Using Microsoft
-Kessin Lang (Computer Network Technology) 1st place in Network Admin Using Cisco
-William Hoeksema (Computer Network Technology) 2nd place in Network Admin Using Cisco
-Caedmon Platt (Computer Network Technology) 3rd place in Network Admin Using Cisco
-Emilia Camp (Computer Network Technology) 2nd place in Computer Security
-Elliott Anderson, Hunter Brooks, Tanner Burgess, Tyler Ing (Computer Network Technology) 1st
place – Network Design Team
-Jack Davis (Digital Media & Software Development) 1st place in Fundamentals of Desktop
Publishing
-Jaxon Reed (Digital Media & Software Development) 2nd place in Fundamentals of Desktop
Publishing
-Derek Purdy (Digital Media & Software Development) 3rd place in Fundamentals of Desktop
Publishing
-Jamison Purdy (Digital Media & Software Development) 1st place in Digital Media Production
-Hannah Blubaugh, Joslynn Rine, Leon Cornette, Olivia Slone (Digital Media & Software
Development) 1st place – Visual Design Team
-Elizabeth Hatfield, Taylor Bryant, Julia Partington, Makaya Frazier (CollegeU-Business) 1st
place – Global Marketing Team
-Laura Page (CollegeU-Business) 1st place in Entrepreneurship
-Jeremy Risko (Computer Network Technology) 1st place in Advanced Interview Skills
-Chelsea Perkins (CollegeU-Business) 1st place in Extemporaneous Speech
-Korbin McGowan (CollegeU-Business) 1st place in Ethics & Professionalism
-Will Stemen, Kaleb Randall, Brookelyn Yoder, Madison Wind (Pre-Professional Mentorship) 1st
place in Parliamentary Procedure Team
-Ella Marofsky (Pre-Profesional Mentorship) 1st place – Presentation Management Individual

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