Send them all to state
Triton Business Professions of America (BPA) sent 17 students to its Regional Competition, and they will send all 18 on to the State Competition after a successful day of competition.
The Regional Competition was held Jan. 9 at Rochester Community and Technical College. Triton’s students competed in different events against roughly 200 other students from Rochester Century, Rochester Mayo, Rochester John Marshall, Stewartville, Tri-City United, Blue Earth, Waseca, and Lake City high schools.
“Triton BPA has a long-standing tradition of excellence, and Wednesday’s competition proved no different,” said BPA Advisor Rebecca Goossens. “I don’t know that there are many schools out there that get to say, ‘send them all to state!”
Students competed individually and in teams by demonstrating their skills and abilities through tests or projects in a variety of areas including accounting, computer applications, graphic design, video editing, web design, office administration, information technology, human resources, and public speaking. Local business owners and community members with real-life experience judged the contest events. The top five individuals and top two teams from each event earned trips to the State BPA Competition.
“My favorite part about BPA is, and will always be, the fact that it truly prepares our kids for the real world and the real workplace,” said Goossens. “I love that they get to learn and develop these skills, and I love it even more when they get to see their drive and dedication pay off by doing so well in their competitions.”
The State BPA Contest will be March 7-9 in Minneapolis against roughly 2,000 other students from schools across the state of Minnesota.
TRITON BPA STATE TRIP WINNERS:
Isaak Knutson – Banking & Finance
Isaak Knutson – SQL Database Fundamentals
Logan Krupa – Computer Security
Logan Krupa – PC Servicing/Troubleshooting
Shelby Maloney – Business Law & Ethics
Bryan Rodriguez – Visual Basic Programming
Cory Utech – Network Administration Using Microsoft
Oliva Zill – Integrated Office Applications
Administrative Support Team – Jessica Barajas, Shelby Maloney, and Olivia Zill
Broadcast News Team – Martha Moenning, Chloe Staub, and Dani Utech
Website Design Team – Connor Kleinwort, Colton Majerus, and Cory Utech
Jessica Barajas – SQL Database Fundamentals
Shelby Maloney – Legal Office Procedures
Colton Majerus – Fundamentals of Web Design
Martha Moenning – Extemporaneous Speech
Dylan Maas – Integrated Office Applications
Chloe Staub – Fundamental Desktop Publishing
Cory Utech – Fundamentals of Web Design
Connor Kleinwort – Business Law & Ethics
Daniel Persing – Fundamentals of Web Design
Breanna Barney – Medical Office Procedures
Colton Majerus – PC Servicing & Troubleshooting