Friendswood High School had 20 Business Professionals of America members
place at their regional event January 17. Of those, 18 have qualified for state contest.
First place BPA winners who qualified for State include Shankia Silva in
Prepared Speech, Caitlin Pray in Fundamental Desktop Publishing, Audrey O’Neal in
Integrated Office Aplications and Eileen Ngo in Fundamental Word Processing Skills.
Kennedy Bateman placed first in Fundamental Keyboarding with Brittany
Morgan placing first in Legal Office Procedures.
Two teams received first place in their categories. Neely Acree, Tanna Deckard,
Katerine Hude, and Sarah Mai placed first in Professional Management Team category.
Kyle Dickens, Nadia Asgari-Tari, Nate Naaykins, and Marina Meche won in
Parliamentary Procedure Team contest.
Courtney Castillo placed second in Fundamental Accounting and Chase
Falterman placed second in Fundamental Spreadsheet Applications.
Arjun Gangakhedkar received third place in Medical Office Procedures and
Marisa Huerta placed fourth in Payroll Accounting.
All of these students qualified for State and will compete March 4-6 in Dallas.
Also at Regionals, Charmel Royster placed third in Economic Research
Individual contest and Clark Callahan placed fifth in Banking and Finance.
BPA sponsors are Lisa Sargent and Kimberly Barksdale.