For the first time ever, Chesterton High School qualified at the district
event in January to take a financial analyst team of four senior boys to the
state contest for Business Professionals of America, March 8-10 in
Indianapolis. Winning first place at the state contest was the team of Tommy
Peller, Glenn Peterson, George Sanidas and John Thanos.
Senior Joshua Kalita won a first place award in the payroll accounting
event, senior Allison Potts won second in computerized accounting and junior
Kaci Watson won third in that same event.
Senior Nick Politano won sixth place in the database event. Nick also took
home medals for the open events administrative support concepts and
information technology concepts. Senior Glenn Peterson won a fifth place
award in advanced accounting and earned a medal in the open financial math
and analysis contest.
Senior Aris Ringas won a medal in the parliamentary procedures open contest.
Senior Kelsey Phillips took home a second place award in the interview
skills contest event.
Torch Awards were presented to seniors Andrea Fadel and Geoff Schoeneck.
These are given to students acquiring service points for leadership,
citizenship, and activities that either promote business or serve and help
There were 26 CHS students who participated in this three-day statewide
event that involved nearly 2000 high school students. Other students
competing included: Erika and Max Carstens, Erin DeVaney, Olivia Gordon,
Alex Hartney, Joshua Landree, Marielle Matuszak, Brittany Nay, Nathaniel
Oddi, Britta Ringas, Maggie Rivera, Shelbie Sullivan, Haley Virden, and
All students at CHS are invited to join the BPA organization at the school
in the fall. Rebecca Gierke is the BPA advisor.