By JOHANNA GARCIA
Fifteen members of Kiamichi Technology Center’s Poteau Campus Business Professionals of America attended the 2015 State Leadership Conference on March 3 in Tulsa.
The Kiamichi students competed in 24 events against competitors from across the state. After competing, the students attended the awards ceremony at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa. The following students brought home awards.
Sue Cantu – 1st place, Administrative Support Team; Top 10, Integrated Applications; Top 10, Project Management
Jacob Acree – 2nd place, Fundamentals of Web Design
Perry Fryar – 3rd place, Contemporary Issues; Top 10 Fundamentals of Web Design
Johanna Garcia – 1st place, Presentation Management Individual; 3rd place, Database Applications
Christal Slone – 3rd place, Desktop Publishing, 3rd place, Integrated Applications
Gabby Gomez – Top 20, Fundamental Accounting
Danielle Mathews – 1st place, Administrative Support Team; 5th place, Basic Office Procedures, Top 10 Administrative Support Concepts, Top 10 Business Meeting Management, Top 10 Project Management, Top 10 Marketing and Human Resources
Renae Balido – 4th place, Ethics and Professionalism, Top 10, Interview Skills
Cesiah Juarez – 3rd place, Small Business Management Team; 4th place, Advanced Interview Skills
Glenda James – 1st place, Administrative Support Team; 3rd place, Prepared Speech
Glenda McAllister – 3rd place, Presentation Management Team
Christian Wallis – 3rd place, Presentation Management Team
Kimmy Mathews – 3rd place, Graphic Design Promotion
Destiny Dobbs – 3rd place, Small Business Management Team
Rhianon Gerdes – 2nd place, Advanced Interview Skills and completed her role as state BPA officer
Students who placed first will advance to the National BPA Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif.a on May 5 through 10.
Nina Morgan, Business Administration and Information Technology instructor, serves as BPA advisor for Poteau campus. BPA is the leading Career Technical Student Organization for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields.
BPA has more than 51,000 members in over 2,300 chapters in 23 states. BPA is a “co-curricular” organization that supports business and information technology educators by offering curriculum based on national standard.
For more information on KTC call the Poteau Campus at 918-647-4525 or visit their website at www.ktc.edu. Like their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ktcpoteau to receive updates on events happening at the Poteau Campus. KTC is a member of the state CareerTech system.