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Multimedia Students Shine at BPA Regional Competition

Students from the Multimedia program gather and display their plaques in a group picture inside their classroom.Students from the Multimedia program proudly display their awards after a very successful showing at the BPA regional competition.


February 17, 2023  |  EFCTS

Students from the Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools Multimedia satellite program, located at Pickerington High School North, had a highly successful showing at the BPA Region 14 competition. Thirty-one students placed as a regional finalist, 25 advanced to the upcoming state competition, and 17 took first-place honors in their respective events. 

Students and teams that finished in first or second place in their event now advance to the BPA State Leadership Conference, which will be held March 9 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus. The 25 individuals that will represent the EFCTS Pickerington North BPA chapter are the most ever in a single year, as reported by instructor Mr. Doug Rider.

The students of the Multimedia program took top honors in seven different individual or team events. Three second-place finishes were tallied, as were three fourth-place finishes and two fifth-place performances. A total of 38 students took part in the regional competition with 31 walking the stage as a finalist.

The top two finishers in each category advance to the state competition, which will be held March 9, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency Columbus. The awards ceremony will take place the following day at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

A breakdown of student placements can be found below.

(Name, Year, Home School)

Visual Design Team
1st place - Marcus Schwartz (Sr., PHSN), Addie Knoll (Sr., PHSN), Matthias Smith (Sr., PHSN) ^
4th place - Clara Gaadt (Sr., PHSN), Nick Frownfelter (Sr., PHSN), Spencer Payette (Sr., PHSN), Bethany Simpson (Sr., PHSN)

Website Design Team
1st place - Will Meyer (Sr., PHSN), Ella Cox (Sr., PHSN), Emma Nowlin (Sr., PHSN) ^
2nd place - Logan Crawford (Jr., PHSN), Caleb Strong (Jr., PHSN), Ian Ricker (Jr., PHSN), Josiah Owens (Jr., PHSC) ^

Video Production Team
1st place - Caden Watts (Sr., PHSN), Keira Bryant (Jr., PHSN), Macy Erickson (Jr., PHSN), Marshall Wickman (Sr., PHCN) ^
2nd place - Claire Decker (Jr., PHSN), Gracie Crow (Jr., PHSC), Olivia (Parker) Dickerson (Sr., Canal Winchester) ^

User Experience Design Team using Adobe XD
1st place - Makenzie Gossel-Smith (Sr., Millersport), Amy Harrison (Sr., Millersport), Alexa Carte (Sr., PHSN), Brandon Williams (Jr., PHSN) ^

Computer Animation Team
1st place - Jaden Clark (Jr., PHSC), Dominic Chambers (Jr., PHSC) ^

Presentation Individual
2nd place - Maxwell Clark (Sr., Gahanna Lincoln) ^

Fundamentals of Web Design
1st place - Will Meyer (Sr., PHSN) ^

Advanced Desktop Publishing
1st place - Matthias Smith (Sr., PHSN) ^
4th place - Emma Nowlin (Sr., PHSN)
5th place - Addie Knoll (Sr., PHSN)

Digital Media Production
4th place - Jacob Hoffmann (Jr., PHSN)
5th place - Austin Wade (Jr., PHSN)

^ denotes that the individual(s) will advance to the state competition in March

The Multimedia program is housed at Pickerington High School North and is one of eight satellite programs offered to 11th and 12th-grade students by Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools. The EFCTS Pickerington North chapter is one of two BPA chapters sponsored by Eastland-Fairfield. 

Business Professionals of America (BPA) is the premier career and technical student organization for students pursuing careers in business management, information technology, finance, office administration, health administration, and other related career fields. With 45,000 members in over 1,800 chapters across 25 states and Puerto Rico, as well as an international presence in China, Haiti, and Peru, BPA is an organization that supports business and information technology educators by offering co-curricular exercises based on national standards. 

About Eastland-Fairfield
Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools is the seventh-largest career and technical education district, geographically, in the State of Ohio. We serve more than 5,000 students in 16 school districts throughout Franklin, Fairfield and Pickaway counties. Eastland-Fairfield provides more than 35 programs to over 1,600 high school and adult students. The district has two main campuses — Eastland Career Center in Groveport and Fairfield Career Center in Carroll, with satellite locations at four of our associate high schools: Gahanna Lincoln, Groveport Madison, New Albany, and Pickerington North. 

Founded in 1969. Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools’ mission is to engage, enrich, and equip students every day in every experience. We prepare students to pursue their life’s next E: Employment, Enlistment, Entrepreneurship, and/or additional Education. Visit us online at www.eastlandfairfield.com and follow us on TwitterFacebookInstagramYouTube, and LinkedIn for regular updates, fun content and information.

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