XENIA – Greene County Career Center’s Information Technology program will be sending 10 competitors to the upcoming Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference in Columbus thanks to outstanding performances in a variety of skills competitions. The state competition will be held March 12 at the Hyatt Regency.
Four individuals earned gold medals at the recent regional competition while one team placed first in their event. Winning their events were Andrew Bonza (Beavercreek) in PC Servicing and Troubleshooting, Tristan Campbrilll (Fairborn) in Computer Security, Jacob Hyer (Xenia) in Advanced Spreadsheet Applications, Kaden Walker (Beavercreek) in Basic Office Systems and Procedures, and the team of Trevor Rathburn (Fairborn) and Alla’Eldeen Idrees (Xenia) in Network Design.
Four others will compete at the state level, as well. Colton Koller (Beavercreek) placed second in Advanced Work Processing, Jack Ramey (Beavercreek) was third in PC Servicing and Troubleshooting, Dane Merriman (Greeneview) was third in Intermediate Word Processing and Nicholas Perry (Xenia) was fourth in Visual Basic/C# Programming.
A large group of Information Technology students were called to the podium by placing in the top six. The list included Elijah Adkins (Fairborn) in Extemporaneous Speech, Owen Edmonds (Beavercreek) and Austen Minnick (Beavercreek) in Broadcast News Production Team, Devin Horton (Fairborn), Joshua Smith (Yellow Springs), Nicholas Lundy (Fairborn) and Damon Hughes (Xenia) in Website Design Team, Zachary Leggett (Yellow Springs) in Computer Security, Wesley Stover (Xenia) in Personal Financial Management, Owen Wilson (Xenia) in Broadcast News Production, Zach Fosson (Xenia) in Extemporaneous Speech and Intermediate Word Processing, Jeffrey Halcom (Xenia) in Computer Network Technology, and Micah West (Beavercreek) in PC Servicing and Troubleshooting.
Business Professionals of America (BPA) is a career-technical student organization for those pursuing careers in business, digital media, information technology. Richard Kayser serves as the Information Technology teacher at Greene County Career Center.