On January 20th, Vantage students from Medical Office, Interactive Media and Network Systems competed in the Business Professionals of America (BPA) contest at Ohio High Point. On January 28th, the students then went to Graham High School just west of Piqua to see how they ended up in the competition and to see if they would be going on to the state competition. I am proud to say that we had several students come home with some hardware as you can see on the right. The final numbers break down like this:
Interactive Media - Six students will be going on to State competition. This group collected 14 plaques by finishing either in first, second or third place (several students competed in more than one competition).
Medical Office Management - Six students will be going on to State competition. This group collected 16 plaques by finishing either in first, second or third place (several students competed in more than one competition).
Network Systems - Fourteen students will be going on to State competition. This group collected 28 plaques by finishing either in first, second or third place (several students competed in more that one competition).
Some of the categories that the students competed in are: Digital Publishing, Computer Modeling, Parliamentary Procedure teams, Video Production, Advanced Word Processing, Presentation Management teams, Medical Office Procedures, Interview Skills, Prepared Speech, Computer Network Technology, PC Service & Troubleshooting, Computer Security, C++ Programming, Web Site Design and Computer Animation. WOW!!! Talk about a lot of talented students. I am really impressed with the amount of knowledge these students gain while they are here.
Good luck to all the students going to State and watch for future blogs to give you an update on how they did at the State competition. I also want to send out a great big thank you to Mrs. DeWert, Mrs VanTilburg and Mr. Regedanz. Without them, none of this would be possible. They put in a lot of time with these students to make them excel at these competitions. Congratulations teachers and students. You make Vantage proud!
P.S - This just in... I just received an email from our Junior Health Technology (JHT) instructor and she reported that all 26 students passed the skills portion of their STNA test and 23 out of 26 students passed the written portion of the STNA test. In the state of Ohio, there is a 68% pass rate for the written portion of the test with the majority of those students comprised of adults. Those three students who did not pass the written portion will have two more opportunities to pass that test. I am sure they will. Congratulations JHT students and also to you Mrs. Carey. What an accomplishment and the reason Vantage is celebrating 40 years strong on February 22nd.