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KCCC Students Qualify for Business Professionals of America National Competition

Mount Vernon, OH – Knox County Career Center (KCCC) students competed in the
Business Professionals of America (BPA) State competition held in Columbus, Ohio on March 7
& 8.

KCCC had six students qualify for nationals in the BPA State competition. The six
national qualifiers from KCCC will have the option to compete in the BPA National Leadership
Conference in Chicago, IL May 10-14.

Jacob Spaulding, a junior in CollegeU-Business, won first place in Business Law and
Ethics. Kaleb Randall, Will Stemen, Madison Wind, Brookelyn Yoder, and Kaylee Anderson,
seniors in Pre-Professional Mentorship, won third place in Parliamentary Procedure. These six
students qualified for the BPA National Leadership Conference.

KCCC also had several students who placed at the BPA State competition. Tanner
Nutter, a junior in CollegeU-Business, placed fourth in Ethics and Professionalism. Laura Page,
a junior in CollegeU-Business, placed fourth in Entrepreneurship. Isaiah Campbell, Carter
Thompson, Sami Lackonen, and Taylor Thorne, juniors in CollegeU-Business, placed fifth in the
Financial Analyst Team. Ellie Hatfield, Taylor Bryant, Julia Partington, and Makaya Frazier,
seniors in CollegeU-Business, placed fifth in the Global Marketing Team. Jack Davis, a senior in
Digital Media & Software Development, placed sixth in Fundamentals of Desktop Publishing.
William Hoeksema, senior in Computer Network Technology, placed eighth in Network
Administration using Cisco. Ella Marofsky, a senior in Pre-Professional Mentorship, placed tenth
in Presentation Management Individual.

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.

The mission of BPA is to develop and empower student leaders to discover their passion
and change the world by creating unmatched opportunities for learning, professional growth,
and service. As a co-curricular organization, BPA has the ability to enhance student participation
in professional, civic, service, and social endeavors. BPA members participate in these activities
to accomplish their goals of self-improvement, leadership development, professionalism,
community service, career development, public relations, student cooperation, safety, and

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