Midland High business students succeed at regional event

Many members of the Midland High Chapter of Business Professionals of America excelled at a recent conference.

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More than 290 high school Business Professionals of America students attended the 2021 Region 7 Leadership Conference at Saginaw Valley State University on Dec. 10.

Their goal was to demonstrate business management, finance, marketing and technology skills, network with others, and be honored for their hard work. Many members of the Midland High Chapter of Business Professionals of America excelled at the conference. The top two teams and top five in individual events qualified for state level competition in March. The following are the results of the state qualifiers:

Team events — Top 2 teams advance to states

First: Financial Analyst Team-Emma Buschlen, Aly Hebert, Matt Hebert, Lauren Swanson

First: Economic Research Team-Jackson Keefe, Gavin Post, Ethan Santos

First: Global Marketing Team-Dalton DeBoer, Colter Mahabir, Zack Steger, Kendall Wenzell

First: Small Business Management Team-Nicoleta Dicusar, Janelle Harris, Morgan Hussey, Charlie Sabin

First: Presentation Management Team-Steven Hackbarth, Rori McCubbin-Green, Hannah, Monville

Second: Parliamentary Procedure Team-Mia Allen, Bo Brutyn, Claire Carpenter, Cole Carpenter, Lawrence Millward, Eva Poprave, Kiana Prany, Andrew Steger

Individual events – Top 5 advance to states

Mia Allen-First in Parliamentary Procedure Concepts, Second in Business Law & Ethics

Bo Brutyn-First in Fundamental Accounting

Emma Buschlen-Fifth in Human Resource Management

Zach Buschlen-Third in Entrepreneurship, Fourth in Business Meeting Management Concepts

Cole Carpenter-Third in Business Law & Ethics

Jade Dawson-First in Health Administration Procedures, Second in Management, Marketing, and HR Concepts, Fourth in Prepared Speech

Nicoleta Dicusar-Fourth in Entrepreneurship

Steven Hackbarth-First in Digital Marketing Concepts, Fourth in Fundamental Spreadsheet Applications

Janelle Harris-Third in Health Administration Procedures

Aly Hebert-Fourth in Business Law & Ethics

Matt Hebert-Third in Payroll Accounting

Morgan Hussey-Second in Advanced Interview Skills

Jackson Keefe-First in Entrepreneurship, Fourth in Digital Marketing Concepts

Emily Kraenzlein-Second in C++ Programming, Fifth in Business Law & Ethics

Colter Mahabir-First in Database Applications

Isla McCubbin-Green-First in Prepared Speech, Second in Interview Skills, Third in Business Meeting Management Concepts, Third in Management, Marketing, and HR Concepts, Fifth in Financial Math & Analysis Concepts

Rori McCubbin-Green-Second in Fundamental Desktop Publishing

Lauren McGuirk-Second in Health Administration Procedures

Emma Miller-Second in Graphic Design Promotion, Third in HR Management

Lawrence Millward-Second in Business Spelling, Third in Fundamental Spreadsheet Applications, Fourth in Management, Marketing, and HR Concepts, Fifth in Digital Communications & Design

Hannah Monville-First in Human Resource Management

Cecelia Poprave-First in Fundamental Spreadsheet Application, Second in Fundamental Word Processing, Fifth in Administrative Support Concepts

Eva Poprave-Third in Administrative Support Concepts

Gavin Post-Fifth in Health Administration Procedures

Kiana Prany-Second in Advanced Word Processing

Myah Shelton-Second in Prepared Speech, Third in Extemporaneous Speech

Andrew Steger-First in Presentation Management Individual

Zack Steger-Second in Database Applications

Matt Wenzell-Second in Banking & Finance

Diplomat Torch Awards were presented to members who submitted a Torch Resume documenting participation and service to BPA, school, and community. The following students were recognized and honored: Emma Buschlen, Zach Buschlen, Steven Hackbarth, Aly Hebert, Matt Hebert, Rori McCubbin-Green, Emma Miller, Hannah Monville and Lauren Swanson.

The 35 qualifying students will represent Midland High School at the 50th Annual BPA State Leadership Conference on March 10-13 in Grand Rapids, where they will compete with students from across Michigan, attend workshops designed to aid in professional development, and gain skills for their lives ahead in the world of work. Top students at the state conference will advance to the National Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas, in May.

Chapter advisers for Midland High School are Jeanna Cronk and Melissa DeBoer

Sulema Pringle

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