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PHS BPA Team Sends Record Number of Members to Nationals

March 4, 2011
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03/07/11 Plymouth High School BPA (Business Professionals of America) students competed in the State Leadership Conference over the weekend. The contest, held in Indianapolis, lasted from February 27 to March 1.

The PHS participants coached by Business Teacher Chad Miley faired extremely well, with many of the students advancing to the National Leadership Conference.

Below are the individual placings for the team.

Payroll Accounting: Fletcher Craft – 3rd
Fundamental Spreadsheets: Eric Blake – State Champion - 1st
Keyboarding Production: Kelly Bryant – State Runner-up – 2nd, Scott Cawthon – 6th
Fundamental Word Processing: Kelly Bryant – 5th
Desktop Publishing: Kelli Weist – 10th
Basic Office Systems and Procedures: Sam VanVoorhis – 6th
Prepared Speech: Sarah Gouker – 3rd
Extemporaneous Speech: Patrick Felke – State Finalist – 6th
Administrative Support Team – State Runner-Up – 2nd: Eric Blake, Scott Cawthon, Fletch Craft, Morgan Hill
Small Business Management Team – State Champions – 1st: Courtney Harris, Bryt Hiatt, Maja Howard, Lane Singleton
Advanced Spreadsheets: Karl Faulstich – 10th
Computer Security: Logan May – State Runner-Up – 2nd
Medalist Winners in Open Events:
Marketing, Management, and Human Resource Concepts: Logan May – 3rd
Information Technology Concepts – Logan May – 6th
Financial Math and Analysis – Logan May – 3rd                                                         

The Administrative Support Team advanced to National Leadership Conference for second straight year. This year there were three new members.

The Small Business Management Team won their third State Championship in four years.  This year’s team had no returning members from the 2009 State Championship team.

Sarah Gouker and Scott Cawthon advanced to National Leadership Conference for the second year in a row.  Competitors Eric Blake, Fletch Craft, and Kelly Bryant advanced to National Leadership Conference in both of their competitive events.

Bryt Hiatt advanced to National Leadership Conference for the second time in four year and won his second State Championship.

Additionally, PHS had five State Champions and six State Runner-Ups at this year’s State Leadership Conference making this the most successful in PHS history.

PHS is sending a school record of 12 members to the National Leadership Conference.

Carol Anders Correspondent

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