George West business students bring home seven first place prizes
by Rita Arnst
Feb 02, 2011 | 592 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The George West High School Business Professionals of America (BPA) team brought home seven first place prizes and two first place team plaques at the BPA Regional Conference at Tuloso-Midway High School on Saturday, Jan. 22.

BPA sponsor Flo Moore said, “Eleven students from George West High School have spent the last few months perfecting their workplace skills in various business-related events and showcased their expertise at the ‘Building Professionals in America’ conference Overall, the GWHS BPA chapter came away with seven first places, one second, one third and two fourths in the individual events.”

Nine students advanced to the state competition by placing in the top two in judged events or in the top three in graded events. Six of those students will each compete in both an individual and a team event at state. The State Conference will be held in Fort Worth March 2-5.

All students placed in the top four in their events. The results are as follows:

Miranda Weed – First place, Advanced Office Systems & Procedures

Larissa Liska – First place, Prepared Speech

Emma Crawford – First place, Advanced Accounting

Juan Paiz – First place, Payroll Accounting

Wesley Iley – First place, Fundamental Spreadsheet Applications

Joseph Moore – First place, Advanced Spreadsheet Applications

Cody Bartlett – First place, Fundamental Word Processing Skills

Arati Patel – Second place, Basic Office Systems & Procedures

Lauren Cordani – Third place, Medical Office Procedures

Elizabeth Cansino – Fourth place, Advanced Word Processing Skills

Jesse Cansino – Fourth place, Keyboarding

Administrative Support Team, made up of Emma Crawford, Juan Paiz, Arati Patel, and Miranda Weed – First place

Presentation Management Team, made up of Cody Bartlett and Wesley Iley – First place.

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