Several students competed in events by qualifying at the state level.
Melissa Rasmussen (AMCHS) placed second in the nation in Java Programming, while Grant Edens (AMCHS) and Matthew Sims (AMCHS) each made the top 10 in their respective events, Business Law & Ethics and Payroll Accounting.
Other students who qualified for the national competition included Kathy Ding (CSHS) in Basic Office Systems and Procedures, Katy Gray (AMCHS) in Visual Basic/C# Programming, Peter Liu (AMCHS) in Fundamental Accounting and Ashika Verma (CSHS) in Java Programming.
In addition to the contests, students earned recognitions or were involved in the conference on a leadership level.
Consol students Prashansa Gautam, Katie Gray, Sarah Kassam and Hope Lascurain received the Ambassador Award for their volunteerism in the school and community
AMCHS’s Allyson Fisher, in her role as regional president, performed various duties throughout the five-day event, while Prashansa Gautam and Hope Lascurain served as National Leadership Conference interns.
A&M Consolidated BPA was also recognized as a Chapter of Distinction, receiving the Quality Chapter award.
Finally, Consol Business Law and Programming Teacher Dianne Rister was honored with a 30-year service award.
Business Professionals of America sponsors are Terri Casto, Jill Conlin, Kathy Fisher, Dennis Rhodes and Dianne Rister.
Approximately 5,000 students from across the nation attended the conference.