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Friday, February 15, 2013 1:59 PM

Vantage Career Center Business students recently competed in the first round of Region 16 Business Professionals of America skills contests at Ohio Hi Point Career Center in Bellefontaine. Fifty students from the Vantage business programs - Interactive Media, Medical Office Management and Network Systems - competed in a variety of different contests including PC Security, VB Programming, Medical Office Procedures, Computer Modeling, Web Site Design, Computer Animation, Network Design, Advanced Office Systems and Procedures, and Administrative Support. In all, twenty-seven students earned the right to advance to the state competition held in Columbus in the spring.

Network Systems senior Austin Meyer (Ottoville), who serves as the BPA Region 16 president, took top honors in the VB Programming, while junior Alex Gorman (Van Wert) placed second. The team of Taylor Dixon (Van Wert), Audrey Smith (Wayne Trace), Jammie Farler (Jefferson), Abigail Parsons (St. Johns) and Ryan Hatlevig (Antwerp) qualified for state competition by placing first in the Parliamentary Procedure Team contest. Network Systems junior Tyler Stienecker (Lincolnview) placed first in the Computer Security contest while senior Brock Goins (Paulding) placed second. Tyler Stienecker (Lincolnview) also placed first in the Parliamentary Procedure Concepts contest.

Eric Durre (Wayne Trace) a senior in the Interactive Media program placed first in the Computer Modeling competition. Three Interactive Media juniors, Emilee Nicelley (Paulding), Tiffany Romero (Antwerp), and Hannah Robach (Continental) each captured first place in their respective Computer Animation contests. Senior Tressa Ringwald (Lincolnview) took top honors in the Graphic Design Promotion contest. Senior Courtney Marquart (Lincolnview) placed second in the Fundamental Desktop Publishing contest, while senior Hannah Lewis (Lincolnview) placed second in the Fundamentals of Web Design contest.

Four students — Tegan Felver (Parkway), Mackenzie Hanenkratt (Paulding), Julie Seidenstricker (Crestview) and Terin Rankin (Continental) — joined forces to take second place in the Administrative Support Team contest. Brianna Stegaman (Crestview) placed first in the Administrative Individual competition and Mikayla Stetler (Parkway) placed first in the Medical Office contest and her classmate, Chelsea Grimes (Antwerp), placed second. Brianna Vogt (Continental) took first place in the Fundamental Word Processing contest and Layna Mihm (Van Wert) placed second. Senior MacKenzie Schleeter (Lincolnview) placed second in the Advanced Word Processing contest.
Students who qualified for the state contest will compete March 14 and 15 in Columbus.


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