Goddard students attend BPA national conference

Students from EHS attended the Dallas national competition for Business Professionals of America. Business instructor Kristin Salazar said the students did an outstanding job representing their school at the competition.

Goddard High School Business Professionals of America traveled to the National Leadership Conference held in Dallas, Texas on May 4-8.
Students from Goddard High School who qualified for national competition were: Remington Derksen, Clayton Esser, Victor Lichtenfelt, Riley Scoggin, Korey Stanley, Oscar Valencia, and Andrew Vincent. The group took 21 individual tests during competition.
Goddard High School brought home three medals in Fundamentals of Web Design. Lichtenfelt placed fourth, Derksen placed eighth, and Stanley placed ninth in the web design competition. Lichtenfelt, Valencia, and Esser earned industry recognized certifications while at the conference. Students participated in several other competitions, with many placing in the top 25 percent of the participants in those competitions.
“I was very proud of all of our national qualifiers. The students were great traveling companions, and we all enjoyed the trip,” said Sharlo Rogers, Goddard High BPA Sponsor. “The National Leadership Conference gives students a chance to meet others from many states across the U.S. like themselves who enjoy academic competition and career technical classes.”
Students from Eisenhower High School who placed at the nationals were Bright Hilyard, Mia Krause, Jian Wen Wang and Brent Crites. Hilyard placed second in both Microsoft Access certification and database applications. Krause placed third in legal office procedures. Wang placed third in advanced desktop publishing and Crites place fourth in advanced office systems. Several others placed in the top 25.
“The kids did an outstanding job representing EHS,” said Eisenhower business teacher Kristin Salazar.
Goddard also enjoyed a trip to the Dallas Aquarium and a short afternoon at Six Flags over Texas while on the trip. Conference highlights included trading pins with students from other states, a short shopping excursion, and a “Texas Hoe Down” social with mechanical bulls, cowboy games, a chance to meet a real longhorn, line dancing, food and fun.

Students from Goddard High School went to the BPA National Leadership Conference in Dallas on May 4.