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Business students win state awards

By Denisecia Wilson/reporter

NW Business Professionals of America students brought home multiple awards from state competition last month.

Five NW students competed in state championship events ranging from administrative support concepts to small business management. In all, they won 36 awards in 15 categories.

Sarah Dow participated in Managerial Accounting and received first-place honors.

Maria Frias placed in 11 events and won first three times: Insurance Concepts, Interview Skills and Parliamentary Procedures Concepts.

BPA guides students through the organization and helps them professionally, Frias said. 

“This has helped my success, being able to help me make résumés and organize things a lot better,” she said.

Francesca Sanoubane placed in seven events, winning first in Graphic Design Promotion and second in both Parliamentary Procedure Concepts and IT Concepts.

“State conference in a post-secondary perspective is more of a foundation or starting point when it comes to competition,” she said. “Our goal is to qualify for the national leadership where we would be able to meet other members in our division and aim for being nationally recognized for our success.”

Jonathan Assani placed in six events and won firstin Human Resource Management, second in Management Marketing Human Resources and third in three other events.

“Everyone at the state competition seems very prepared,” he said. “And that increased my motivation at a point where I said to team members, ‘Failure is not an option.’”

Kyle Boose placed in 10 events and won first and second in Financial Math and Analysis and Project Management Concepts.

NW is the only campus with a BPA chapter. The group promotes student success through education and supplies students with workplace skills such as interview techniques and time management skills.

Julie Russell, business and economics department chair, and Jaye Simpson, accounting coordinator and assistant professor, serve as club coaches and sponsors.

“I feel that BPA allows us students to use the knowledge and concepts of business we learn in the classroom and transform them into real world experiences with other students and business professionals,” said Boose, chapter president.

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