Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) Business Professionals of America (BPA) students learned the results of the BPA Region Three Contests on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.  MVCTC BPA Chapter had 44 students advance to the BPA State Leadership Conference on March 12-13, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio.

The BPA Competitions are the most anticipated event of the Ohio BPA year. The goal of the Workplace Skills Assessment Program is to provide student members the opportunity to demonstrate workplace skills achieved in their career-technical programs. Competitive events enable students to:

  • Demonstrate career-based competencies
  • Broaden knowledge, skills, and attitudes
  • Expand leadership and human relations skills
  • Demonstrate a competitive spirit
  • Receive recognition
  • Earn industry certification

Competition begins at the regional level. Students prepare for and compete in one or more of 60 events in five career pathways Finance, Business Administration, Management Information Systems, Digital Communication & Design, Management, and Marketing & Communication. Top regional qualifiers advance to State, and finally, those deemed the best of the best advance to the National Leadership Conference. The competition includes both individual and team events.

The following students from MVCTC earned recognition at the 2019-2020 BPA Regional Contests.

1st Place Finishers

  • Economic Research Project Team 1st Place, Business Ownership seniors Michael Hazelwood (Preble-Shawnee) and Adam Woxman (Eaton)
  • Network Design Team 1st Place, Computer Network Engineering seniors Corbin Sharpe (Valley View) and Adam Boyd (Northmont)
  • Website Design Team 1st Place, Sports Management and Marketing seniors Anna Wilson (Tipp City) and Zachary Grimes (Northmont)
  • Broadcast News Production Team 1st Place, Sports Management and Marketing seniors Clara Walton (Valley View) and Chloe Henninger (Franklin-Monroe)
  • Elizabeth Dillon (Business Ownership senior from Brookville) 1st Place, Fundamental Accounting
  • Jamar Shackelford (Business Ownership senior from Huber Heights) 1st Place, Integrated Office Applications
  • Justin Chen (Computer Repair & Technical Support senior from Franklin-Monroe) 1st Place, Advanced Spreadsheet Applications
  • Kyle Saul (Computer Repair & Technical Support senior from Twin Valley South) 1st Place, Database Applications
  • Kylee Newman (Medical Office Management junior from National Trail) 1st Place, Medical Office Procedures
  • Breana Bettison (Business Ownership senior from Huber Heights) 1st Place, Business Law and Ethics
  • Aidan Houck (Computer Networking & Cyber Security junior from Miamisburg) 1st Place, Network Administration Using Cisco
  • Qian Cong Li (Computer Coding & Web Applications junior from Miamisburg) 1st Place, C++ Programming
  • Alexander Newport (Computer Coding & Web Applications senior from Eaton) 1st Place, Java Programming
  • Robert Messham (Computer Network Engineering senior from West Carrollton) 1st Place, Linux Operating System Fundamentals
  • Tavon Goodwin (Business Ownership senior from Trotwood-Madison) 1st Place, Interview Skills
  • Jonathon North (Business Ownership junior from Bethel) 1st Place, Extemporaneous Speech
  • Carson Brown (Business Ownership senior from Milton-Union) 1st Place, Human Resource Management

2nd Place Finishers

  • Starr Dudas (Medical Office Management senior from Vandalia-Butler) 2nd Place, Basic Office Systems and Procedures
  • Mason Blatt (Computer Repair & Technical Support senior from Northmont) 2nd Place, Database Applications
  • Marian Clopper (Medical Office Management junior from Eaton) 2nd Place, Medical Office Procedures
  • Ryelle Brooks (Business Ownership senior from Huber Heights) 2nd Place, Business Law and Ethics
  • Bhavasar Om (Computer Networking & Cyber Security junior from Vandalia-Butler) 2nd Place, Server Administration Using Microsoft
  • Kyle Bergen (Computer Network Engineering senior from Northmont) 2nd Place, Network Administration Using Cisco
  • Ethan Clark (Computer Networking & Cyber Security junior from West Carrollton) 2nd Place, Computer Security
  • David Clark (Computer Coding & Web Applications junior from Miamisburg) 2nd Place, C++ Programming
  • Colin McCormick (Computer Coding & Web Applications senior from Tipp City) 2nd Place, Java Programming
  • Alec Dolan (Computer Networking & Cyber Security junior from Brookville) 2nd Place, SQL Fundamentals

3rd Place Finishers

  • Noah Gerogosian (Computer Repair & Technical Support senior from Northmont) 3rd Place, Fundamental Spreadsheet Applications
  • Yareth Rios (Business Ownership junior from Vandalia-Butler) 3rd Place, Advanced Spreadsheet Applications
  • Tevin Ellis (Computer Repair & Techncial Support junior from Summit Academy) 3rd Place, Database Applications
  • Elizabeth Fischer (Medical Office Management Valley View) 3rd Place, Medical Office Procedures
  • Austin Scott (Computer Network Engineering senior from Milton-Union) 3rd Place, Computer Network Technology
  • Zakiah Le’Flore (Business Ownership senior from Carlisle) 3rd Place, Business Law and Ethics
  • Clay Eikenberry (Computer Networking & Cyber Security junior from Franklin-Monroe) 3rd Place, Server Administration Using Microsoft
  • Jack Thompson (Computer Networking & Cyber Security junior from Tipp City) 3rd Place, Computer Security
  • Adrian Johnson (Computer Coding & Web Applications junior from Eaton) 3rd Place, C++ Programming
  • Skyler Gentner (Computer Coding & Web Applications senior from Huber Heights) 3rd Place, Java Programming
  • Antonio Copher (Computer Network Engineering senior from Trotwood-Madison) 3rd Place, SQL Database Fundamentals
  • Hunter Cox (Computer Repair & Technical Support senior from Brookville) 3rd Place, Linux Operating System Fundamentals
  • Steven Bitner (Computer Networking & Cyber Security junior from Twin Valley South) 4th Place, SQL Database Fundamentals

 

“The Mission of Business Professionals of America is to contribute to the preparation of global professionals through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills,” 2018 Business Professionals of America.

 

The Business Professionals of America, Ohio Association, is the largest state association with approximately 9,000 middle level, secondary and post-secondary members. While the majority of members enroll during their junior or senior year of high school, high school freshmen and sophomores enrolled in approved Career-Technical Education (CTE) programs are encouraged to take advantage of the benefits the Ohio Association offers.

 

The MVCTC Business Ownership program allows students to study general business and management skills with a focus on entrepreneurship. Microsoft Office is used daily to prepare for MOS Certifications. Leadership and communication skills are mastered through project presentations.

 

For more information about MVCTC, please visit www.mvctc.com.