XENIA — The Business Professionals of America regional competition was held at Upper Valley Career Center and Greene County Career Center Information Technology and International Business and Finance students came away with plenty of trophies. Seven individuals and a four-person team advance to the Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference in Columbus on March 13-14.
Information Technology’s Kourtnee Arndt of Fairborn placed second in Database Applications and advances to the state competition. She also earned a third place finish in Fundamental Word Processing. Also advancing to state was the Web Site Design Team consisting of Beavercreek’s Justin Ayles, Matthew Kelley and Justin Murrell along with Fairborn’s Stephan Edwards.
Other IT students placing included Maxwell Christy of Beavercreek and Jesi Mefford from Fairborn in PC Servicing and Troubleshooting. The Video Production team of Joshua Dale and Alex McDaniel, both from Greeneview, took fourth. Braeden McMurray of Xenia joins Beavercreek’s Brandon Spatz, Matthew Driggs and Steven Vincent to place fourth in Video Production as well. A second Web Site Design Team made up of Fairborn products Zachary Vance, Dustin Yoder and Hannah Harlan plus Jonathan Ludvigsen was also honored.
The International Business and Finance program is sending six to state competition. First place finishers included Tia Peckham from Jamestown in Administrative Support Research, Mike Hicks from Fairborn in Economic Research and Megan Cunningham from Fairborn in Medical Office Procedures. Hicks advanced in a second event, Fundamental Spreadsheet Applications.
Ron Taylor from Xenia earned a berth to Columbus with a third place finish in Payroll Accounting and also placed fourth in Entrepreneurship. Lora Johnson from Jamestown and Chris Corbin from Fairborn narrowly missed advancing to state as Johnson took fourth and Corbin fifth in Banking and Finance. Sheryl Longstreth of Fairborn was fourth in Fundamental Word Processing.