Little Miami High School Blog

BPA winners headed to state

Posted on: February 9, 2016

Little Miami High School state qualifiers for the BPA state competition in March.

Little Miami High School will send a dozen representatives to state level competition after they advanced from the Region 17 Business Professionals of America competition at the Warren County Career Center last month.

Business Professionals of America is a career-technical student organization where members learn career and technical skills that will help them be successful later in life. BPA competitions prepare students with real-world business skills and problem-solving abilities in various fields.

Those LMHS students moving on to the BPA State Leadership Conference and Competition in Columbus on Mar. 17-18 are: 

  • Fundamental Accounting: Madison Owens (first), Ben Washburn (second) 
  • Payroll Accounting: Kayla Landers (first)
  • Personal Financial Management: Kyle Szanti (second)
  • Financial Math & Analysis Concepts: Dusty Lykins (first)
  • Fundamental Word Processing: Jacob Arvin (second)
  • Intermediate Word Processing: Sarah Schwartenberger (first), Molly Sutton (second)
  • C++ Programming: Joseph Whighman (first)
  • Fundamentals of Web Design: Shaun Loftin (second)
  • Broadcast News Production Team: Caleb Hammonds-Brooks, Justin Pakozdi (first)


LMHS winners from the recent Region 17 BPA competition.

Students who did not qualify for state but finished in the top ten in their category:

  • Fundamental Accounting: Riley Voge (third), Jonathan Howard (fourth), 
  • Economic Research (Team): Maddie Huffman and Alecia Kemp (second)
  • Personal Financial Management: Thomas England (fourth)
  • Digital Media Production: Kevin Rothermund (third), Haley Stern (fourth)
  • Video Production Team: Jack Walton, Dylan Yanchek (fourth)
  • Website Design Team: Shaun Loftin, Morgan Tegtmeier (third)
  • Computer Animation Team: Emily Blevins, Jaide Hodgson (fourth)
  • Extemporaneous Speech: Steven Szekely (second)

Students who win at the state level may qualify to attend the national BPA competition in Boston. The students are taught by Warren County Career Center educators Christie Leis, Brian Shoff and Joe Behymer, who teach satellite programs at Little Miami High School.