Pictured are CVHS BPA members (front, L-R) Emma Lyons (kneeling down), Parker Wilson Trey Pfefferkorn, Cami Krieger, Felicia Reuben, Harmony Edmondson (stooped down middle), Grace Denham Kacee Miski; and (back, L-R) Dawson Gorges, Kamm Mangun, Garrett Jackson, Mitchel Nuxoll, Zack Krieger, Raelynn Schlieper and adviser Melissa Mayer. Not pictured are Shalynn Gutzman and Sean Nelson.
Several area students are headed to state competition following the regional Business Professionals of America event held Jan. 23 at Lewis-Clark State College.
Clearwater Valley High School
KOOSKIA – Clearwater Valley High School freshmen Garrett Jackson and Dawson Gorges, both freshmen, placed high enough to compete at state. They will both be in the PC servicing and troubleshooting category.
“We have a big group of students in BPA this year at CVHS,” said adviser Melissa Mayer. “We have 16 kids in all.”
Salmon River High School
RIGGINS – Salmon River High School will send one member of their BPA to state.
“I am the regional vice-president so I will be representing SRHS and participating in open events at the conference,” said junior Alex Diaz.
“Alex will be representing Region 2 in the Torch Ceremony,” added SRHS business teacher and BPA adviser Brandon Ratcliff. “Alex has that position because he is Salmon River’s chapter president and we were in charge of planning and organizing the regional competitions this year.”
Grangeville High School
GRANGEVILLE — Two Grangeville High School students will be heading to state. Junior Hailey Uhlenkott and senior Travis Goehring will each compete at the state competition March 12-14 in Boise. Uhlenkott placed first in advanced office systems and procedures while Goehring placed third in basic office systems and procedures.
Also placing were GHS BPA members Matt Payne (sophomore), who received fourth in basic office systems and procedures and seventh in computer programming concepts; Amrit Singh (freshman) who placed eighth in basic office systems and procedures; and Zachary Stoner (freshman) who placed eighth in keyboarding production.
Also competing but not placing were members Hailey Russell and Rebecca Kaschmitter (both freshmen) in keyboarding production. Uhlenkott also competed in fundamental word processing skills and Payne in keyboarding production.
Travis Goehring and Hailey Uhlenkott placed at regionals and will be traveling to BPA State competition on March 12-14.
“We will share transportation with Clearwater Valley and Lewiston schools to save money,” said adviser Bruce Wassmuth. “Kids come up with their own money through fund-raising or personal funds in order to attend.”