Twenty-eight state qualifiers from Medina Valley High School attended
the Business Professionals of America (BPA) State Leadership Conference
in Dallas, March 4-7. They joined over 2,700 other students from
across the state to compete and grow in their leadership skills.
Three students qualified to compete at the National Leadership
Conference in Anaheim, CA, May 6-10, including Heath Clary who took
first place in Legal Office Procedures, Tristian Hough who placed 2nd in Integrated Office Applications, and Taylor Tschirhart who finished 5th in Fundamental Word Processing.
Several students placed as National alternates, including: Maycee Tschirhart, 7th, Interview Skills; the Administrative Support Team of Cody Burris, Claire DeGannes, Tristian Hough, and Katelyn Smith placing 4th; as well as, the Computer Animation Team consisting of Angelo Guerrero, Nicole Rater, and Michael Schneider who also placed 4th.
Heath Clary also received a $750 Texas BPA Scholarship.
Also competing were Anna Claire Beasley, Kirsten Benke, Carley Blake,
Joel Casanova, Taylor Conkle, Kayla Cummings, KyLee DeCock, Kayla
Essary, Catherine Etter, Anthony Garriga, Phillip Hecker, Noah Keller,
Kendall Lagleder, James Masters, Shane Sargeant, Travis Smith, Ashleigh
Thoele, and Kymberlyn Tschirhart.
BPA Sponsors, Laura Kohlleppel and Kevin Rakoski are both very proud of their students.