EVSC Students Advance to National Business Competition



Sixteen students from the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation will be among approximately 5,000 high school students converging on Orlando, Fl., for the Business Professionals of America (BPA) national conference, May 8-12.
The following students have qualified to compete at the conference. The award they won at the state level and school is noted below.

· Hannah Riffle, 1st in Interview Skills, Bosse High School

· Madison Osbourne, 4th in Fundamental Spreadsheet Applications and 5th in Medical Office Procedures, Bosse High School

· Maddie Bogan, 1st in Presentation Management – Individual, Reitz High School

· Garett Goebel, Sammy Tadros and Mitchell Schnarr, 2nd Economic Research Team, Reitz High School

· Evan Logue, 3rd Legal Office Procedures, Reitz High School

· Rebecca Cobb, 5th Legal Office Procedures, Reitz High School

· Kate Lutz, 1st Advanced Office Systems and 4th Medical Office Procedures, Reitz High School

· Marek Rathousky, 1st Fundamental Accounting and 2nd Payroll Accounting, Reitz High School

· Dylan Blankenship, 1st in Advanced Desktop Publishing, North High School

· Chase Clayton, 2nd in Advanced Desktop Publishing, North High School

· Caleb Chambers, 3rd in Advanced Desktop Publishing, North High School

· Derek Tapley, 1st in Cisco Systems Administration and received a $2,000 college scholarship to IUPUI, North High School

· Lakota Ironrope, Cody Kennedy and Andrew McVey, 4th in Presentation Management – Team, Central High School

· Hillary Smith, 2nd in Advanced Interview and 3rd in Accounting, Central High School

In addition, Cory Simmons from Central earned the opportunity to advance by completing his Ambassador Award for service and leadership. He also was recognized for being a member who has made a difference in his/her local chapter. And, Reitz High School’s BPA chapter received a “2013 Membership Award for Largest Increase in Numbers.” The school’s chapter was recognized at the state conference and presented with a plaque at the General Session event.

The students advanced to the national competition by competing against nearly 1,500 students at the state level in Indianapolis in early March. In order to advance, students had to finish in the top two for teamed events, the top three for judged events and the top five for written or computer tests.