Ninety-eight Frisco ISD students joined more than 4,000 other conference delegates from across Texas earlier this month at the Business Professionals of America (BPA) State Leadership Conferences.
Students competed in state-level business skill competitions, attended general sessions and participated in state officer candidate campaigns and elections.
Business Professionals of America is a national co-curricular organization for students preparing for careers in business, office and technical occupations.
Fifteen FISD students placed as National Qualifiers, and will advance to compete at the National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida May 10-14, 2017.
Congratulations to the following FISD students advancing to the national competition:
Career & Technical Education Center
Advisors: Kip Bledsoe, Gerald Page, Bryan Baker
Fundamentals of Web Design - Luke McGuire (WHS)
Computer Network Technology - Leif Matlack (CHS)
Network Administration Using Microsoft - Nicholas Lovan (LHS)
Computer Security - Ryan Hall (LHS)
Visual Basic/ C# Programming - Rohith Perumalla (LHS)
Administration Using Cisco - Hasan Jafri (CHS)
Frisco High School
Advisors: Julie Barker, Gerardo Gaona
Advanced Spreadsheet Applications - Fardeen Ajmal
Visual Basic/C# Programming - Edward Hwang
Visual Basic/C# Programming - Bryce Johnson
Database Applications - Abigail Golightly
Broadcast News Production Team - Alex Vandermark, Edwarde Hwant, Jordan A. Duzich
Video Production Team - Aman Siddiqui, Colton Alstatt, Oscar Mijangos
Management, Marketing & Human Resources Concepts - Colton Alstatt
PC Servicing & Troubleshooting - Alex Vandermark
Heritage High School
Advisors: Jerry Burks-Watkins, Kimberli Biggerstaff, Jason Marshall, Christine Peterson, Matthew Pirtle
Global Marketing Team - Taha Ahmed, Mahim Nalluri, DoYoung Jung, Keerthi Pasham
Entrepreneurship - Gouzia Sivarajah
Business & Law Ethics - Abed Mir
Personal Financial Management - DoYoung Jung
Broadcast News Production Team - Rafael Espino, Abed Mir, Aathreya Vadlamanu, Abel Philips
Broadcast News Production Team - Pooja Mohan, Vaishnavi Upad, Sejal Jannu, Dhruv Patel
Presentation Management Team - Mitul Gupta, Hannah Winter, Sanjna Sandeep, Pawansai Tummala
Interview Skills - Aliah Mir
PC Servicing & Troubleshooting - Rafael Espino
Legal Office Procedures - Karthik Tummala
Financial Analyst Team - Devin DeJong, Krish Sivarajah, Kuvalaya Tummala, Supreet Bhavireddy
In addition to the six National Qualifiers, Business Professionals of America, Texas Association awarded Principal Mark Mimms the Distinguished Administrator Award, and Mrs. Jerry Burks-Watkins the Area I Outstanding Advisor Award for 2016-2017.
Independence High School
Advisor: Laura Mucciarone
Prepared Speech - Simarleen Gulati
Systems Administration Using CISCO - Ravi Addaguduru
Network Design Team - Ravi Addaguduru, Rithvik Vellaturi, Derek Cheung, Melissa Wang
Economic Research Team - Simarleen Gulati & Chulsoon Hwang
Extemporaneous Speech - Anjali Shashidar
Lone Star High School
Advisor: Scott Benschneider, Andrew Holan
SQL Database Fundamentals - Aliaksei Novikau
JAVA Programming - Ian Olson
Reedy High School
Advisors: Kelly Munro, Jon Zoda
Economic Research Individual - Shawn Khetarpal
Economic Research Individual - Lynn Palmer
SQL Database Fundamentals - Joseph Christopher
Advanced Accounting - Anish Patel
In addition, Reedy High School BPA Chapter earned two Chapter Awards.
Texas BPA Cares Award: Reedy High School was recognized for service to their community and chapter through the BPA Cares Program. BPA Cares promotes community service and chapter involvement.
Texas Social Buzz Award: Reedy High School was recognized for their promotion of all the things their BPA chapter is doing. They highlighted their community service, chapter meetings, and anything BPA related through various forms of social media.