PHS BPA students to compete at State

Pictured left to right are, front row: Janie Olivarri- advisor, Alizay Rodriguez, Emalee David, Andres Torres, Rudy Castillo, Kendall Espey, Jazmin Bernal, Delanee Olivarri and Noel Garcia; middle row: Kory Caballero, Conner George, Harrison Gaenzel, Paige Hubert, Brandi Barnett, Courtney Henson, Ashlyn Vera; back row: Cody Mills, Nathaniel Gonzales, Robert Rutherford, Thomas Huizar, Jordan Haby, Cade Macmanus, Isaac Garcia, Lauren Dowdy, Mackenzie Pilgrim. Missing from the photo are: Alexis Ramos, Adyson Brymer and Lauren Trapp. JANIE OLIVARRI | COURTESY PHOTO

Pictured left to right are, front row: Janie Olivarri- advisor, Alizay Rodriguez, Emalee David, Andres Torres, Rudy Castillo, Kendall Espey, Jazmin Bernal, Delanee Olivarri and Noel Garcia; middle row: Kory Caballero, Conner George, Harrison Gaenzel, Paige Hubert, Brandi Barnett, Courtney Henson, Ashlyn Vera; back row: Cody Mills, Nathaniel Gonzales, Robert Rutherford, Thomas Huizar, Jordan Haby, Cade Macmanus, Isaac Garcia, Lauren Dowdy, Mackenzie Pilgrim. Missing from the photo are: Alexis Ramos, Adyson Brymer and Lauren Trapp. JANIE OLIVARRI | COURTESY PHOTO

The Pleasanton High School Chapter of Business Professionals of America (BPA) had an outstanding showing at Regional contest on Jan. 18 at Southwest High School. Sixteen students qualified for State competition in individual and team events.

Qualifying in Individual Events were:

Kory Caballero – 1st Place – Computer Modeling

Isaac Garcia – 1st Place – Prepared Speech

Mackenzie Pilgrim – 2nd Place – Advanced Interview Skills

Alizay Rodriguez – 2nd Place – Medical Office Procedures

Alexis Ramos – 4th Place – Fundamental Word Processing

Qualifying in Team Events were:

Paige Hubert, Delanee Olivarri and Robert Rutherford – 1st Place – Global Marketing Team

Nathaniel Gonzales, Jordan

Haby, Thomas Huizar, Andres Torres – 1st Place Broadcast News Production

Brandi Barnett, Adyson Brymer, Lauren Trapp, Ashlyn Vera – 1st Place Presentation Management Team

State Alternates in their events were:

Lauren Dowdy – 3rd Place – Graphic Design Promotion

Emalee David – 3rd Place – Interview Skills

Conner George – 4th Place – Interview Skills

Harrison Gaenzel – 6th Place – Extemporaneous Speech

Kendall Espey – 7th Place – Payroll Accounting

Rudy Castillo, Cade Macmanus, and Cody Mills – 4th Place – Economic Research Team

Courtney Henson and Jazmin Bernal – 5th Place – Small Business Management Team

Isaac Garcia led the Regional Conference as the Area 2 Region 2 President, where he opened the ceremonies, assisted the State Parliamentarian, Delanee Olivarri, in conducting Regional elections and distributed awards and medals at the awards ceremony. Isaac completed his term at this conference and will be helping the new Regional President at the State Leadership Conference in Dallas.

A highlight at Regionals was that sophomore Ashlyn Vera took a turn at running for Regional President with her campaign, “A Vote for Vera is Very Smart.” She participated in an interview, gave a speech, and campaigned for votes. Unfortunately, she missed being elected by a very small margin, but we are very proud of her for representing Pleasanton in the elections!

Congratulations to the students moving on to the State Leadership Conference in Dallas on March 4-7, and good luck!

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