Andrew Rattin '17, Kaylin Frantzreb '15, Graciela Macias '15, and Kassie Novak '16--members of the Small Business Management Team--pose with their second place award. The team advanced to state competition March 15.
Andrew Rattin ’17, Kaylin Frantzreb ’15, Graciela Macias ’15, and Kassie Novak ’16–members of the Small Business Management Team–pose with their second place award. The team advanced to state competition March 15.

The Business Professionals of America club competed in the district competition at Danville High School on Saturday, Jan. 17. Several students and teams advanced to the state competition, which will be held March 15-17 in Indianapolis.

Students competed in a variety of competitions ranging from computer programming to news production to extemporaneous speech. All competitions were related to careers in the business field. In individual competitions, the top 10 places advanced to the state competition, while in team competitions, only the first and second place teams advanced.

“We did amazing,” senior Graciela Macias said. “Everyone’s hard work paid off, so every team got to advance to compete at the state level.”

First place winners included junior Kassie Novak in Legal Office; the broadcast news production team including seniors Nick Evans, Noah Newkirk, Jeremy Wood and junior Rayce Patterson; the video production team including juniors Joey Huberts, Rosie Maharjan, Christina Randall and Jenilee Smith; senior Bailey Scott in C++ Programming and senior Nick Stricker in the Information Technology open competition.