Monday, February 4, 2013

BPA Moves On to State

   BPA achieved an impressive string of wins in the BPA district competition.
   30 BPA students competed against BPA teams from Center Grove, Martinsville, Whiteland, Franklin Community, Franklin Central, Ben Davis High School, Ben Davis University, Danville Community, Pike and Avon.  Of the 30 students, 26 qualified to move on to the state competition in March.
   “They did really well,” business teacher and club sponsor Tracie Ball said. “They competed hard and I’m really proud of them.”
   That means that 26 students placed above ninth place in their individual events and above third for the team events.  Sophomore Megan Small placed first in two of the three events she entered.
   “I worked hard for it,” Small said. “It was unexpected, but I’m very excited to move on to State.”
   Other members who placed first were senior Kacie Morgan, junior Madison Cummings, junior Lindsey Wittell, sophomore Carson Mulvehill, senior Clay Huddleston, senior Jackson Silvey and senior Tori Gilbert.
  “I felt accomplished,” senior Tori Gilbert said. “I’ve been trying for years and finally winning was a really big accomplishment.”
   Be sure to congratulate the MHS BPA members on their success.