WARSAW — The Warsaw Area Career Center’s Business Professionals of America chapter sent 34 students to compete in Indianapolis March 11- 13, at the State Leadership Conference and Competition.
Students participated in leadership sessions, as well as competed in many competitive business-related events.
Warsaw was represented this year by Hannah Rice, who had been elected the Region 2 president, acting on the state leadership officer team.
Following are some of the successes of the community’s business students:
Branden Bailey, first place in Information Technology Concepts; Lachlan Lennox, third place in Management, Marketing, and HR Concepts; Amy Herendeen, eighth place in Management, Marketing, and HR Concepts; Jacob Dachenhaus, sixth place in Graphic Design Promotion; Katie Swain, eighth place in Fundamental Accounting; Jarett Orr, third place in Advanced Accounting; Matt Watson, sixth place in Advanced Accounting; Nick Marsh, eighth place in Advanced Accounting; Branden Bailey, first place in Microsoft Network Administration; Branden Bailey, second place in Computer Network Technology; Bryce Welk, fifth place in Computer Security; Matthew Kiphart, eighth place in C++ Computer Programming; Lachlan Lennox, ninth place in Business Law and Jacob Dachenhaus, third place in Fundamentals of Web Design.
Of the above placings, those qualifying to move on to compete at the national level are:
- Branden Bailey in Microsoft Network Administration and Computer Network Technology
- Jacob Dachenhaus in Fundamentals of Web Design
- Jarett Orr in Advanced Accounting
- Bryce Welk in Computer Security
The BPA National Leadership Conference and Competitions will be held in Dallas, Texas, on May 9-13.
The WCHS/WACC business marketing information technology and entrepreneurship department’s students competed well, pitted against the knowledge and skills of students from other schools from across the state.
As these students move on to engage in national-level competition, our community may take pride in knowing they represent Warsaw and Indiana well.
The costs of traveling to Texas and staying for the length of the conference are high, and our BPA chapter will be looking to partner with local businesses wishing to support these students as they move on to the “next level.”