ILHS BPA members advance to state contest

Submitted by Jamie Ross

Several Indian Lake/Ohio Hi-Point Business Professionals of America (BPA) students are headed to the State BPA Contest after learning the results of recent tests during a Regional Awards Ceremony at Ohio Northern University.

In December, 32 IL BPA members competed in the BPA Region 16 Leadership Conference.

A total of 40 tests/competitions were completed and 15 Lakers placed in the top 10 in their categories.

The top 3 advance to State on March 9-10 in Columbus and IL has 7 students advancing.

Those students are Jonathan Henry (earned first place for Business Law and Ethics), Alex Minnich (first place for Payroll Accounting), and Paige Mefford (won first place in Fundamental Word Processing).

Henry, Minnich, and Mefford along with Megan Kimbler, Porscha Davis, Abigail Elliott, Hannah Metzger, and Hannah Hoffman will all represent Indian Lake at the State Conference.

Here are the full results for Indian Lake.

(BPA members with an asterisk will attend the State Competition.)

Fundamental Accounting:

2nd – Jonathan Henry

3rd – Megan Kimbler*

10th – Kayla Schwarderer

Payroll Accounting:

1st – Alex Minnich*

Fundamental Word Processing:

1st – Paige Mefford*

2nd – Porscha Davis*

3rd – Abigail Elliott*

4th – Chase McMillen

5th – Addison Stinemetz

10th – Jalan Martin

Business Law & Ethics:

1st – Jonathan Henry*

2nd – Hannah Metzger*

3rd – Alex Minnich

4th – Haylee Edwards

6th – Hannah Hoffman*

7th – Gillian Taylor

8th – Taylor Karbowiak

Competitors who place in the top 5 at State will qualify for Nationals in Anaheim, California.

The Indian Lake/Ohio Hi-Point BPA is taught and advised by Lisa Coburn.

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