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Park Rapids BPA members qualify for state

The Park Rapids Area High School chapter of Business Professionals of America hosted the Region 6 competition Jan. 19-21.

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Members of the Park Rapids BPA who qualified for state Jan. 19, 2022 are, front from left: Morgan Koppelman, Abby Morris; second row: Emma Ravnaas, Kelsey Berghuis, Maeve Bolton, Emily Schulz, Kayla Grussing, Kassidy Ennen, Jamie Brann; back row: Isaac Knaack, Jacob Lof, Kate Aukes, Zach Van Batavia, Jaxson Lund and Sam Reish. Not pictured: Henry Thorson, Danny Hoyt, Natalie Harvey, Kaleb Stearns and Mikaela Nelson.
Contributed / Angie Kuehn

Park Rapids Area High School hosted the Region 6 Business Professionals of America (BPA) competition Wednesday, Jan. 19.

Members of the Park Rapids BPA chapter who qualified for state were:

  • Administrative support team, 2nd place: Emily Schulz, Kelsey Berghuis, Maeve Bolton and Emma Ravnaas.
  • Advanced accounting: Mikaela Nelson, 4th; Jaxson Lund, 5th.
  • Advanced interview skills: Kaleb Stearns, 1st.
  • Advanced word processing: Kassidy Ennen, 2nd.
  • Banking and finance: Jamie Brann, 2nd.
  • Basic office systems and procedures: Kate Aukes, 1st; Kassidy Ennen, 4th; Kayla Grussing, 5th.
  • Business law and ethics: Emily Schulz, 2nd; Isaac Knaack, 4th.
  • Computer modeling: Sam Reish, 1st.
  • Computer network technology: Danny Hoyt, 1st.
  • Economic research project (individual): Jacob Lof, 1st.
  • Entrepreneurship: Natalie Harvey, 2nd.
  • Financial analyst team, 2nd place: Henry Thorson and Jacob Lof.
  • Fundamental accounting: Abby Morris, 2nd.
  • Fundamental desktop publishing: Morgan Koppelmann, 2nd.
  • Fundamental spreadsheet applications: Kate Aukes, 3rd.
  • Global marketing team, 1st place: Sam Reish, Zach Van Batavia, Jaxson Lund and Kaleb Stearns.
  • Health administration procedures: Abby Morris, 3rd; Kelsey Berghuis, 5th.
  • Personal financial management: Jaime Brann, 3rd; Maeve Bolton, 4th.
  • Prepared speech: Natalie Harvey, 2nd.
  • Presentation management (individual): Zach Van Batavia, 2nd.
  • Python programming: Danny Hoyt, 3rd.

State qualifiers will compete March 10-12 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Minneapolis. They will the vie to qualify for the national competition May 4-8 in Dallas, Texas.

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