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Business students qualify for national competition

March 23, 2012

Plymouth students Kelly Bryant, Logan May, and Jessica Cleveland hold plaques they received after qualifying for the national Business Professionals of America (BPA) competition earlier this week.

PLYMOUTH — A group of Plymouth High School students returned from the Business Professionals of America (BPA) state competition in Indianapolis Tuesday, and three have qualified for the national competition in April, held in Chicago.
Faculty sponsor Jennifer Felke said that Kelly Bryant, Logan May, and Jessica Cleveland have the opportunity to move on to the national competition in Chicago. Bryant qualified in fundamental word processing, May in computer security, and Cleveland in desktop publishing.
“These three students are exemplary examples of professional young people who work diligently in school and extra-curricular activities,” said Felke. “Involvement in BPA helps strengthen student’s understanding of careers in the business field and helps them learn how to utilize such skills as presentation, communication, critical thinking, and professionalism. Competitive events gives students the opportunity to apply these skills and learn from these experiences.”
In addition to the three national qualifiers, several Plymouth students placed in the top 10 at the state competition: Makayla DePoy, Emily Denney, and Luke Bumpus in the Small Business Management team, and Tucker Pletcher in Financial Math and Analysis.
May also placed seventh in the state for PC Service and Trouble Shooting and fifth for IT Concepts.

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