Highland Community College Technical Center students attended the Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference testing competition Feb. 16 to 18. From left, Carrie Miller, adviser/business instructor, and students Makayla Tull, Rebekah Beisinger, Cameron Hefner, Jessica Stirton and Darian Pilcher.

Administrative assistant and engineering graphic technology students from Highland Community College Technical Center attended the Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference Feb. 16 to 18, in Wichita, Kansas.

HCCTC Chapter members in attendance were: Rebekah Beisinger (Leavenworth), Cameron Hefner (Atchison), Darian Pilcher (Atchison), Jessica Stirton (Horton), Makayla Tull (Leavenworth), and Carrie Miller, adviser/business instructor.

Students tested their knowledge in many different business related areas. Student placings include:

Administrative Support Team — First, Beisinger, Hefner, Pilcher, Stirton.

Banking and Finance — First, Pilcher.

Fundamental Desktop Publishing — First, Hefner, second, Tull, fourth, Stirton.

Fundamental Word Processing — First, Besinger.

Intermediate Word Processing — First, Hefner.

Medical Office Procedures — First, Stirton, second, Pilcher.

Businsess Law & Ethics — First, Beisinger.

Interview Skills — Second, Tull.

Students that placed first in their events will be traveling to Orlando, Florida to attend BPA’s 51st National Leadership Conference, “Spread Your Wings,” May 10 to 14, 2017. They will be joined by thousands of students from across the nation to participate at national-level business skills competitions. BPA is a national organization for high school and college students preparing for careers in business and information technology.

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