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Eastland Career Center qualifies 32 students for BPA State Contest
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Eastland Career Center has qualified 32 students for state competition during the Ohio Region 14 Business Professionals of America (BPA) Competition. In all, the Eastland Career Center had 82 students place during the regional competition including 10 first place finishes.

The Administrative Support Team of James Gayheart (Hamilton High School), Noel Grandy (Canal Winchester High School), Leah Gwilliams (Reynoldsburg High School) and Kelli Worstall (West Holmes High School) placed first and advanced to the state contest on March 14, 2019. All are enrolled in the Medical Office Technologies program.

The Broadcast News Team of Jonathan Pinkerton (Pickerington North High School), Mykel Simpkins (Canal Winchester High School), Hailey Wike (Groveport-Madison High School) and Cameron Woodard (Groveport-Madison High School) placed first in their competition and also advanced to state. All are enrolled in the Eastland Career Center Interactive Media program. 

The Global Marketing Team of Orieanna Bass (Medical Office Technologies, Canal Winchester High School) and Danielle Butler (Medical Office Technologies, Gahanna Lincoln High School) placed first and advanced to state. 

Students who were awarded first place in individual competitions include:
  • Zachary Albrecht (Interactive Media, Reynoldsburg High School) in Computer Animation;
  • Bass in Banking & Finance;
  • Kayla Bowers (Medical Office Technologies, Berne Union High School) in Integrated Word Processing);
  • Noah Dean (Programming and Software Development, Teays Valley High School) in Visual Basic;
  • Carson Earl (Interactive Media, Groveport-Madison High School) in Computer Animation;
  • Marshal Eubank (Programming and Software Development, Gahanna Lincoln High School) in Java;
  • Abigail Ford (Medical Office Technologies, Liberty Union High School) in ICD-10 Coding;
  • Gayheart in Human Resource Management;
  • Grandy in Basic Office Procedures;
  • Gwilliams in Fundamental Word;
  • Breonna Jarrells (Medical Office Technologies, Whitehall Yearling High School) in Advanced Word Processing and Medical Office Procedures;
  • Jared Klausman (Programming and Software Development, Groveport-Madison High School) in Computer Programming;
  • Halie Mazurek (Medical Office Technologies, Canal Winchester High School) in Payroll Accounting;
Students who placed and have qualified for state competition include:
  • Nimo Ali (Medical Office Technologies, Reynoldsburg High School) earned second place in Basic Office Procedures;
  • Bass earned second place in ICD-10 Coding;
  • Brandon Beyer (Programming and Software Development, Fairfield Union High School) earned third place in Fundamentals in Web Design;
  • Haley Clark (Medical Office Technologies, Groveport-Madison High School) earned third place in Intermediate Word;
  • Morgan Dalton (Medical Office Technologies, Hamilton High School) earned second place in Medical Office Procedures;
  • Damaris De La Cruz Lujan (Medical Office Technologies, Whitehall-Yearling High School) earned third place in Medical Office Procedures;
  • Laila Edwards (Medical Office Technologies, Groveport-Madison High School) earned third place in Basic Office Procedures;
  • Ashley Flores (Medical Office Technologies, Groveport-Madison High School) earned fourth place in Fundamental Word;
  • Ford earned third place in Banking & Finance;
  • Juan Garcia-Rosario (Programming and Software Development, Groveport-Madison High School) earned third place in Java;
  • Klausman earned third place in Visual Basic;
  • Aaron Lucas (Programming and Software Development, Groveport-Madison High School) earned second place in Visual Basic;
  • Dario Martinez (Medical Office Technologies, Whitehall-Yearling High School) earned third place in Fundamental Word;
  • Mazurek earned second place in Advanced Word Processing;
  • Deanna Murray (Medical Office Technologies, Groveport-Madison High School) earned third place in Payroll Accounting;
  • Dakota Taylor (Programming and Software Development) earned second in Java;
  • Allen Tello Barzola (Programming and Software Development, Whitehall-Yearling High School) earned third place in SQL Database;
  • Wike earned second place in Fundamental Word.
BPA is the leading Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields. The Ohio Association is the second largest state association within BPA with approximately 7,200 secondary and postsecondary members.