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Business students qualify for state

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Eleven Peabody-Burns Junior/Senior High school students will get the opportunity to travel to Chicago, Ill., this spring to compete in a national competition. The students are part of Business Professionals of America (BPA) and participate in events related to business.

The Peabody-Burns chapter competed at state BPA competition Feb. 16 and 17 in Wichita.

McKenzie Ensminger, Zach Preheim, and Seth Topham won the state championship in website design. Brody Kyle won the banking and finance and legal office procedures events.

Jamie Henry won the championship in accounting and placed in financial math and analysis. Matt Hiebert placed third in banking and finance, and was a recipient of a Torch Award.

Sarah Hofkamp placed third in banking and finance, and fourth in business meeting. Amy Wedel placed fourth in advanced word processing and received a Torch Award.

Nick Preheim placed second and Xavier Jabary placed fourth in database applications. Seth Topham placed third in legal office procedures.

“I think it’s great to see my students hard work pay off. It is beneficial for them to be exposed to real-life business situations and I hope they can take what BPA has taught them and apply it towards their future careers, whatever that may be,” BPA adviser Patty Savage said.

Last modified March 22, 2012

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