Thirty West Clermont High School/Great Oaks business and finance students attended state competitions in Columbus during March. These students gained the opportunity to attend state competitions by placing first or second at regional Business Professionals of America (BPA) competitions in January. The competitions are composed of several areas of business including; presentations, technology, finance, accounting, marketing, and economics
During their time in Columbus, students presented their projects or completed hands-on tests for their individual or team competitions. They also had the opportunity to meet other BPA members from across the state. In addition, fifteen students earned the Statesman Award for their work through BPA, school and community.
The students are part of the Business Management and Financial Services program, a satellite program of Great Oaks Career Campuses offered at West Clermont High School.
The WCHS/Great Oaks BPA chapter won recognition for activities and service projects throughout the school year. Emma Krebs took home a $1,000 scholarship from the Business Information Technology organization for her future education beyond high school. In addition, four students were finalists, including Savannah Kendle, Emily LaGana, Alyssa Carter, and Trinity Meadows.
The students were successful, with finalists and award winners in fundamental accounting, payroll accounting, interview skills, economic events, technology events, and global marketing team. Winners are now traveling to Anaheim, CA May 1-5 to compete against individuals from across the country. “We are excited for the conference and look forward to sharing our winners with the community,” said advisor Becky Landen.
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