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PBHS students qualify for national competition

Peabody-Burns High School Business Professionals of America students competed Feb. 17 through 19 in a state leadership conference in Wichita.

Twenty of the 23 students who competed placed in the competition.

They included Administrative Support Team 1: Amy Wedel, Matt Hiebert, and Garret Schroeder, third-place; Team 2: Jordan Gibson, Beckah McCullough, Xavier Jabary, and Jessica Sayers, fourth; Website Team: McKenzie Ensminger, Zach Preheim, and Seth Topham, third; Graphic Design: Michaela Methvin, fifth; and Legal Office Procedures: Brody Kyle, seventh.

Fourteen students qualified to compete May 4 through 8 at the national leadership conference in Washington, D.C. They are Fundamental Accounting: Matt Hiebert, fourth, and Kayla Partridge, fifth; Legal Office Procedures: Seth, third; Keyboarding Production: Kaycy Gonzalez, third; Advanced Word Processing: Amy Wedel, second; Database Applications: Xavier, fourth, and Zach, sixth; prepared speech: Sarah Hofkamp, second; Presentation Management Team: Rayna Barnes, Brandee Burnett, Austin Savage, and Hunter Pickens, second; and Kansas Merit Scholars and state officers: Embry Hodges and Michaela.

PBHS BPA adviser Patty Savage said she was proud of the way all of the students represented the school district.

“It is great to have 60 percent of the PBHS BPA Chapter attending the national conference,” she said.

The national qualifiers are planning fundraisers to cover the expense of the trip. A car wash will be Saturday, they will operate the concession stand for home track meets, will participate April 16 in the PBHS Spring Bash by selling jewelry and baked goods, and will sell chances for an “Appetizer Excursion” at a restaurant in Wichita. The winning ticket will be drawn at the spring athletic banquet.

For more information, contact Savage or a national qualifier.

Last modified March 16, 2011

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