Buckeye Career Center students earn accolades at business professionals event


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Buckeye Career Center’s Business Professionals of America (BPA) members recently returned from the BPA National Leadership Conference held in Anaheim, California, with high rankings and accolades. The conference brought together BPA members from across the country to showcase their skills and compete in various competitions.

The team of Computer Technology/Network Systems seniors, Xavier Pittman (Claymont), Julio Sica-Perez (Tuscarawas Central Catholic), and Christopher Ferguson (Conotton Valley), placed third in the nation in the Web Application Team competition. The trio earned a direct bid to nationals after becoming a top 10 state finalist with their impressive website, https://www.digitaltomatoes.net/. Computer Technology/Network Systems junior, Chesney Logan, also represented the team and finished 18th in the nation in Server Administration with Microsoft. The group is instructed by Mr. Bill Alexander.

Additionally, several students from the Buckeye Business Academy at East Holmes campus also competed at the national level. Heidi Troyer placed seventh and Alexa Yoder placed 10th in Parliamentary Procedure Concepts. The entire Parliamentary Procedure team, consisting of Troyer, Yoder, Alayna Yoder, Ava Yoder, Abby Shetler, Katie Troyer, and Josiah Yoder, also placed ninth. The Start-Up Enterprise Team of Alayna Yoder, Heidi Troyer, and Ava Yoder also placed ninth. Ms. Amy Stauffer-McNutt instructs the Buckeye Business Academy students.

BPA members spend countless hours preparing for competitions, which range from individual events to team events. The Buckeye Career Center is proud of their achievements and wishes them continued success in their future endeavors.

Business Professionals of America (BPA) is the premier Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) for middle, high school, and college/university students preparing for careers in business and information technology. BPA provides opportunities for growth through education, competitive events, leadership development, and community service. The organization has more than 46,000 members in schools in the United States and China. Learn more at www.bpa.org.