Laurel Oaks students advance to state business competition


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Top Laurel Oaks Career Campus students are headed to state competition after qualifying for Business Professionals of America (BPA) events.

Students demonstrated their knowledge and ability in a variety of ways. The competitions included financial analysis, website design, marketing research, computer programming demonstrations, video creation, and more.

Those who received a qualifying score in any of the 90 events advance to state, where they test their skills against other top Ohio high schoolers.

The state qualifiers from Laurel Oaks are:

• Samuel Miller of Wilmington — first place, Computer Network Technology

• Samuel Miller, Wilmington — first place, Computer Security

• Antonio Gonzalez, Wilmington — second place, Computer Security

• James Yaegel, Blanchester — first place, Python Programming

• Bradley Close, Wilmington — first place, Computer Modeling

• Amy Bates, East Clinton; Marinah Beener, Clinton-Massie; Alexander Napier, Blanchester; and Nigel Fagan, Hillsboro — first place, Podcast Production Team

• Ian Fleming, Washington Court House — second place, Computer Network Technology

• Jordan Fryman, Hillsboro — first place, Device Configuration & Troubleshooting

• Jacob Michael, Washington Court House — second place, Device Configuration & Troubleshooting

• Audrey Lotz, Washington Court House — first place, Advanced Desktop Publishing

Students who excel in state competition can advance to the National Leadership Conference in May.

BPA is a national student organization promoting business, technical and marketing skills, with 43,000 members in over 2,300 chapters in 23 states.

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