FISD Students Bring Home Medals from National BPA Competition

May 31, 2017

Four students from Heritage High School placed first in the nation at the Business Professionals of America (BPA) National Leadership Conference, with four other FISD students finishing in the top ten.

The Global Marketing Team of Taha Ahmed, Mahim Nalluri, DoYoung Jung and Keerthi Pasham brought home gold medals from the competition held earlier this month in Orlando.

Business Professionals of America is a national co-curricular organization for students preparing for careers in business, office and technical occupations.

A total of 14 FISD high school students competed in events ranging from business law and ethics to computer programming.

Congratulations to the following students for advancing to the national level of competition and earning these top honors:

Career & Technical Education Center 

Advisors: Kip Bledsoe, Gerald Page, Bryan Baker

Second Place

Network Administration Using Microsoft - Nicholas Lovan (LHS) 

National Competitors 

Computer Security - Ryan Hall (LHS)
Computer Network Technology - Leif Matlack (CHS)
Fundamentals of Web Design - Luke McGuire (WHS)

Frisco High School

Advisors: Julie Barker, Gerardo Gaona

Fourth Place

Visual Basic/C# Programming - Edward Hwang

Heritage High School

Advisors: Jerry Burks-Watkins, Kimberli Biggerstaff, Jason Marshall, Christine Peterson, Matthew Pirtle

First Place

Global Marketing Team - Taha Ahmed, Mahim Nalluri, DoYoung Jung, Keerthi Pasham

Seventh Place

Business & Law Ethics - Abed Mir

National Competitor

Entrepreneurship - Gouzia Sivarajah

In addition, two Heritage chapters earned recognition for membership explosion in 2017.

Independence High School

Advisor: Laura Mucciarone

National Competitors

Prepared Speech - Simarleen Gulati
Systems Administration Using CISCO - Ravi Addaguduru

Lone Star High School

Advisor: Scott Benschneider, Andrew Holan

Second Place

SQL Database Fundamentals - Aliaksei Novikau

In addition, Lone Star earned recognition for membership explosion in 2017.

Reedy High School

Advisors: Kelly Munro, Jon Zoda

The Reedy High School BPA Chapter earned recognition for community service and BPA marketing and public relations. In addition, advisor Kelly Munro was presented with a plaque for completing the National Local Advisor Certification Series.