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CHS BPA students win top awards in State contest

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Students at Chesterton High School won top awards at the Business Professionals of America State Contest, held during State Leadership Conference in Indianapolis on March 18 and 19.

These 12 students have qualified to advance to participate in the National Leadership Conference, also to be held this year in Indianapolis.

Students who placed, and their standing: Tony Ketcham, Graphic Design Promotion, 2nd place; Don Reinert and Michael James, Network Design Team, 2nd; Salman Lakhani/Tom McGue/Eric Zhong / Galen Wong, Small Business Management Team, 2nd; Joe Hull, Advanced Accounting, 6th; Taryn Trusty, Advanced Office Systems & Procedures, 4th; Natalie Petro, Advanced Office Systems & Procedures, 2nd; Don Reinert, System Administration Using CISCO, 1st; Katie Graff, Fundamental Desktop Publishing, 5th; Kayla Malakowski, Fundamental Desktop Publishing, 4th place

In addition to the students who advanced above, other students placed in their respective categories and “Open Contests” in Business Knowledge on specific business and computer/IT items. They include: David Mudd, Computer Security, 9th; Katie Graff, Financial Math & Analysis, 6th; Business Meeting Concepts, 2nd; Matt Rotundo, Financial Math & Analysis, 7th; Don Reinert, Administrative Support, 3rd; IT Concepts, 2nd; Business Meeting Concepts, 3rd place & Parliamentary Procedure Concepts, 3rd; Tom McGue, Administrative Support, 2nd place.

This year also had CHS Junior Christopher Krause serve as District 1 (Northwest Indiana) President. His term ends in June, and is being succeeded by a student from Hebron High School.

Any Chesterton High School student is eligible to join BPA in the fall. Scott Truelove is the advisor and contact person for membership.


Posted 4/3/2014




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