Ohio Hi-Point’s BPA students at Riverside High School participated in PowerPace Interviews and presented their BPA projects to a collection of community and business leaders Tuesday, Feb. 28 in preparation for the BPA state competition in March.
The students were able to practice interview and presentation skills while community leaders were able to provide feedback, ask questions, and give encouragement to the students to help them be as ready as possible.
“I am so proud of all of these students for the hard work that they have put into these projects and cannot wait to see them be rewarded for their efforts at the State competition next week,” said Lindsay Wyan, OHP/Riverside BPA Chapter Advisor. “Being able to give students opportunities like these to showcase their skills and network with professionals in the community is what it is all about!”
Business and community leaders who helped students prepare for state competition included: Bellefontaine Mayor Ben Stahler, Logan County Chamber of Commerce President Ben Vollrath, Kyle Brunner with Citizens Federal Savings and Loan, Abby Miller with Rhodes State College, Amy Lump, Laurie Davia, Kelly Plikerd with TMP-O (Honda), Eric Hickey with Marker Construction, Julie Walker with the Logan County Department of Job & Family Services, Katelyn Roby with NX Automotive Logistics, Karen Grothouse with Spherion, Kelly Hoffman with Middlefield Bank, Taylor Allison with Mary Rutan Hospital, Shannon Reese with Small Nation, and Keith Thomas with MRESC. In addition, Riverside High School Principal Kelly Kauffman, Riverside Assistant Principal Seth Meyer, Riverside Superintendent Dr. Scott Mann, Ohio Hi-Point Assistant Superintendent Brad Richardson, and OHP Career Tech Supervisor Craig Bales were in attendance.
Thirty-nine Riverside/Ohio Hi-Point (OHP) BPA students advanced to the BPA State Competition after placing in the top three at the BPA Region 16 Leadership Conference. Students will compete in various events like Fundamental Accounting, Economic Research Team, Graphic Design Promotion, Entrepreneurship, Small Business Management Team, and more.
The Riverside/OHP BPA Chapter advisors are Lindsay Wyan and Courtney Deady.