Thursday, July 9, 2009

Reserve BPA Blazes New Trails At National Competition

Mountain Mail reports

Nine members of Business Professionals of America from Reserve High School traveled to Dallas and competed at the National Leadership Conference on June 16 to 21.
They qualified to compete at nationals during the state competition in February. The nine students from Reserve were Victoria DeLaO, Larisa Estrada, Marc Estrada, Katherine Faust, Ariel Hickson, Scott Johnston, Kayli Laney, Tanner Lengstorf and Dillion Stevenson. They were accompanied by their teacher, Mr. Manuel Chavez.
The students had much success at the competition, with all nine students placing in the top 10 in at least one of their events and some students in up to three competitions. Larisa Estrada took home a first-place award in Keyboarding Production in the Midlevel Competition. Placing in the top 10 in the following events were:
Parliamentary Procedure team – Johnston, Marc Estrada, Lengstorf, Laney and Stevenson
• Parliamentary Concepts – Stevenson and Laney
• Administrative Support team – Faust, Hickson and DeLaO
• Basic Office Systems and Procedures – Marc Estrada
• Administrative Support Research – Laney
• Prepared Speech – Larisa Estrada
• Business Math – Larisa Estrada
• Insurance Concepts – Lengstorf
The students put in lots of hard work to make it to the competition and succeed there, with guidance from their dedicated teacher, Chavez. The students thank everyone who supported them and helped with their fundraising to be able to attend the conference.


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