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Knox County Career Center students did well in the Region IV BPA competition held Jan. 31. Qualifying for state competition are, from left, Brett Valrance, Brittany Jackson, Ricki Rhea, Lisa DeVore, Sheena Oakes, Renee DuMont, Erica Baumgartner, Kevin Williams, Cat Stone and Aaron Dickerson.
Knox County Career Center students did well in the Region IV BPA competition held Jan. 31. Qualifying for state competition are, from left, Brett Valrance, Brittany Jackson, Ricki Rhea, Lisa DeVore, Sheena Oakes, Renee DuMont, Erica Baumgartner, Kevin Williams, Cat Stone and Aaron Dickerson. (Photo by Pamela Schehl) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
February 8, 2013 8:41 am EST

 

MOUNT VERNON — Students from the Knox County Career Center did very well at the Business Professionals of America Region IV Competitive Events held Thursday, Jan. 31, at Faith Baptist Church.

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From fundamental accounting and desktop publishing to computer animation and extemporaneous speech, the KCCC contestants pitted their skills against fellow BPA members from Columbus Downtown High School, Delaware Area Career Center, Highland High School and North Union High School.

Three KCCC students received Torch awards at the start of the competition award ceremony. The Torch program, said instructor Tammy Klein, relates to a BPA member’s leadership and service to his or her chapter and community. Students complete activities in the seven Torch categories — Leadership, service, cooperation, knowledge, friendship, love, hope, faith and patriotism — then log their activities in an online Torch Resume.

Each activity is worth five, 10, 15 or 20 points. When a student achieves a certain number of points for each category, his/her advisor or local reviewer can submit the resume online to be reviewed for recognition.

The Torch award recipients are Carlynn Arthur, Aaron Dickerson and Brett Valrance.

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