Batavia High School students exceled in the Business Professionals of America 2014 Regional Competition. They earned 95 awards and 19 students will move on to state competition in March.
State qualifiers are: Jordan Davis and Alex Young, Legal Procedures; Ryan Ackermann and Bret Fortner, Banking & Finance; Ian Lyons and Matt Pawlaczyk, Small Business Management Team; Jessica Pelfrey, Economic Research Project; Mikayla Moles, Presentation Management; Michael Roberts, Prepared Speech; Bailey Schultz and Rayce Johnson, Desktop Publishing; Bri Osborne, Keyboard Production; Matt Mackey, Word Processing; Kelsey Wallace, Kaitlin Rowland and Brooklyn Shahan, Broadcast News Team; and Emma Nicolaus, Brittany Casey and April Bauer, Video Production Team.
In addition, Mikayla Moles and Jessica Pelfrey are 2014 BPA State Scholarship finalists. Fifteen students were selected for scholarship interviews out of hundreds of applicants. Jessica will also interview to become one of Ohio’s national officer candidates.
Business Professionals of America is a national student organization. Competitions allow students to test their skills in real-world settings. Batavia BPA students are enrolled in the Legal Management and Support satellite program at the high school offered through Great Oaks Career Campuses.