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Wadena-Deer Creek has excellent showing at state BPA contest

Photo provided Wadena-Deer Creek's Business Leaders of America attended the state BPA competition recently. Participants included (back, l-r) Molly Barrett, Zach Norenberg, Sayde Anderson, Shane Motschenbacher, Andrew Lemke, Joe Pate, and Dylan Anderson; (front) Haley Anderson, Christina Wolden, Nikki Miller, Angie Lorentz, Sandy Bain, BPA advisor; Bailee Schissel and Haley Kellogg.

Fourteen students from Wadena-Deer Creek High School attended the Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference March 11-13 in Minneapolis.

Placing in the top 20 were the following:

1st Place -- Molly Barrett (Basic Office Systems)

4th Place -- Angie Lorentz (Legal Procedures)

4th Place -- Haley Anderson, Molly Barrett, Christina Wolden (Administrative Support Team)

5th Place -- Nikki Miller (Advanced Office Systems)

7th Place -- Angie Lorentz (Integrated Office Systems)

7th Place -- Andrew Lemke (PC Servicing and Troubleshooting)

9th Place -- Haley Kellogg (Presentation Management Individual)

9th Place -- Andrew Lemke (Computer Security)

11th Place -- Joe Pate (PC Servicing and Troubleshooting)

13th Place -- Joe Pate (Digital Media Production)

13th Place -- Joe Pate (Information Technology Concepts)

13th Place -- Haley Kellogg (Human Resource Management)

14th Place -- Sayde Anderson (Basic Office Systems)

15th Place -- Bailee Schissel (Administrative Support Concepts)

16th Place -- Christina Wolden (Administrative Support Concepts)

20th Place -- Sayde Anderson (Keyboarding)

Angie Lorentz and Molly Barrett will be attending the National BPA Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif., May 4 to 9. Lorentz, Barrett and advisor, Sandy Bain, will be joining 5,000 other delegates from across the nation to participate in their competitions.

Lorentz will be competing for the second year in Legal Office Procedures and Barrett will be competing for the first time at the national level in Basic Office Systems. Nikki Miller also qualified for the national BPA competition; however, she is unable to attend.

BPA is an organization for high school students, which prepares them for future careers. The organization's activities complement classroom instruction by giving students practical experience through application of skills learned at school.