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BPA Students Win Awards at National Conference

“Our students qualified to compete in 11 events at nationals, and our students placed in the top 10 in all 11 events.” — Tina Rolling.

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Seven members of the Alma College chapter of the Business Professionals of America, competing May 1-5 at the organization’s National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif., earned medals ranking them in the top 10 in the nation in their competition categories.

“Our students qualified to compete in 11 events at nationals, and our students placed in the top 10 in all 11 events,” says Tina Rolling, assistant professor of business administration. “I am so proud of these students. Not only were they fun to be around, they represented Alma exceptionally well.”

Nearly 6,000 high school and post-secondary student delegates from across the nation competed in national level business skills competitions and attended leadership development workshops and general sessions.

Competitions ranged from individual to team, from objective tests to judged presentations. Categories cover multiple topics — from accounting, business law and financial literacy to computer programming, digital publishing and database applications.

Alma College’s award-winners at the national conference:

Samantha Courtright, Leslie sophomore
Second place in Business Law and Ethics

Kasidey Easlick, Gladwin sophomore
Fourth place in Website Design team presentation
Seventh place in Digital Communication and Design
Eighth place in Java Programming

Nick Fowler, Alma sophomore
Second place in Fundamentals of Web Design
Fourth place in Website Design team presentation
Sixth place in SQL Database Fundamentals

Allison Harbaugh, Montgomery first-year student
Fifth place in Banking and Finance
Fifth place in Personal Financial Management
Eighth place in Business Law and Ethics

Nino Lazariia, Moscow, Russia, exchange student
First place in Interview Skills

Kali Rhines, Grand Rapids senior
Second place in Management, Marketing and Human Resources
Tenth place in Business Law and Ethics

Anna Shokina, Moscow, Russia, exchange student
Ninth place in Human Resource Management

Also attending the national conference as Alma’s voting delegate was Dylan Marshall, St. Ignace junior.

Story published on May 07, 2019