Marion High School / Marion Regional Career Center students collected many top awards at last weekend’s Business Professionals of America Regional Leadership Contest and will advance to the state level.
In fact, the Giants swept the top three places in one subject competition, Fundamental Spreadsheet Applications, with Lucia Persinger, an MHS junior, earning first place, senior Cooper Spencer in second, and sophomore Brandie Jo Moneer in third. The top five finishers in each subject go on to compete at the state level competition.
Cooper also placed fourth in Fundamental Accounting, so he will be competing at the state level in both subjects. Lucia, too, will compete in two state competitions, as she placed fourth in Medical Office Procedures in addition to her first-place finish in Fundamental Spreadsheet Applications.
Also attending the state leadership conference will be junior Johnny Davis, who earned two top-10 finishes at the regional competition.
BPA club sponsor Cathy Griffin said she was very proud of her students, all of whom are new to BPA. She said she was impressed with their commitment to learning new skills and the time they put toward it outside of regular school hours.
The state level conference and competition is set for March 8-10 at the Downtown Marriot in Indianapolis.
The BPA club at Marion Regional Career Center provides unique opportunities for its members. BPA touches on a wide variety of related skills, from management, to accounting, to human resources, office systems and procedures, various computer skills, entrepreneurship, and more. The club gives a head start to anyone who is interested in a career in business. Members can also work toward eligibility for BPA scholarships. The BPA competitions also include team contests, so as the club grows there will be more opportunities to earn recognition.
Any student who is interested in joining should contact Griffin at email@example.com, call 662-2546 x. 143, or visit her in the Marion Community Schools Business Office in the district offices at Marion High School. The club is open to students at MRCC and Marion High School students.