Eastland-Fairfield CTC News Article

Multimedia Juniors Take First Place at BPA National Competition

Multimedia Instructor Doug Rider is surrounded by his students that won best in show in the Website Design category.

EFCTS | June 8, 2022

The students of Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools’ Multimedia satellite program stole the show at the recent Business Professionals of America (BPA) national conference. Two teams qualified for the competition, both finished second or better, and one laid claim to the title: National Champion.

The future is bright for the Multimedia program, which is housed at Pickerington High School North. A foursome of juniors banded together and took first place, nationally, in the Website Design Team competition. The team included Ella Cox, Emma Nowlin, Will Meyer, and Caden Watts, all students from Pickerington High School North.

The students of the Multimedia program were not done representing that weekend. A trio of seniors, including Josh Furillo (Pickerington North), Nate Jones (Pickerington North), and Mary Chesnut (Liberty Union) combined to finish second overall in the User Experience (UX) Design team category.

Eastland-Fairfield witnessed two additional top-10 placements at the BPA National Conference. The Software Engineering team from Eastland Career Center took sixth place, nationally, in their respective category. The team was comprised of recent graduates Montez Boyd Starks (Groveport Madison), Dylan Burton (Teays Valley), Diego Mendoza (Groveport Madison), and Dylan Miller (Groveport Madison).

Students from the Programming & Software Design class at ECC post in front of their presentation at BPA Nationals.Students from the Programming & Software Design class at ECC post in front of their presentation at BPA Nationals.


From the Interactive Media program, recent graduate Elise Woodward (Gahanna Lincoln) took eighth place overall in the Promotional Photography category.

In addition to the student that placed inside the top-10 in the country, additional certifications were awarded to students while at the national conference. Recent graduate Alondra Agueros (New Albany) passed her Microsoft Office Special PowerPoint 2019 certification, while Dylan Miller was recognized for completing his IT Specialist - Java certification.

Congratulations to all of our Eastland-Fairfield students on a job well done and for their tireless work all year long!

For more information about Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools and its high school and adult programs, please visit www.EastlandFairfield.com.

Business Professionals of America (BPA) is the nation’s leading CTSO (Career and Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in business management, information technology, finance, accounting, office administration, and other business-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. 

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