Students from South Central College attended the Business Professionals of America (BPA) 2020 State Leadership Conference, in Alexandria, MN February 20 - 22, 2020. As part of the conference, South Central College BPA chapter members competed against delegates from across the state in a variety of business categories.

The following students placed in the competitive events:

 

TEAM COMPETITIONS

Financial Analyst Team
1st Place - Brianna Redford (from Mankato), Maria Miller (from New Ulm), Larry Sipe (from Waseca), Carlos Sifuentes (from Fairmont)

Video Production Team
1st Place – Kristian Karness (from Mankato) and Eric Holmen (from Mankato)

 

INDIVIDUAL COMPETITIONS

Advanced College Accounting
4th Place – Brianna Redford (from Mankato)

Advanced Office Systems and Procedures
1st Place – Amanda Benson (from New Ulm)

Advanced Spreadsheet Applications
2nd Place – Amanda Benson (from New Ulm)

Advanced Word Processing
1st Place – Amanda Benson (from New Ulm)

Business Law and Ethics
4th Place – Sonia Toppin (from Albuquerque, NM)

College Accounting
2nd Place – Mark Strand (from Mapleton)
5th Place – Sonia Toppin (from Albuquerque, NM)

College Payroll Accounting
1st Place – Mark Strand (from Mapleton)
2nd Place – Maria Miller (from New Ulm)
3rd Place – Brian Redford (from Mankato)

Contemporary Issues
3rd Place – Lary Sipe (from Waseca)

Database Applications
1st Place – Amanda Benson (from New Ulm)

Federal Income Tax Accounting
2nd Place – Larry Sipe (from Waseca)

Financial Math and Analysis Concepts
2nd Place – Sonia Toppin (from Albuquerque, NM)
4th Place – Mark Strand (from Mapleton)

Fundamental Spreadsheet Applications
1st Place – Carlos Sifuentes (from Fairmont)

Integrated Office Applications
1st Place – Amanda Benson (from New Ulm)

Intermediate Word Processing
3rd Place – Sonia Toppin (from Albuquerque, NM)

Interview Skills
3rd Place – Sonia Toppin (from Albuquerque, NM)
4th Place – Maria Miller (from New Ulm)

Managerial Accounting
|1st Place – Briana Redford (from Mankato)
3rd Place – Mark Strand (from Mapleton)

Parliamentary Procedure Concepts
3rd Place – Sonia Toppin (from Albuquerque, NM)

Personal Financial Management
5th Place – Sonia Toppin (from Albuquerque, NM)

Business Professionals of America is a national organization of students preparing for careers in business and information technology. The organization’s activities and programs complement classroom instruction by giving students practical experience through application of the skills learned in their academic programs.

 

BPA Business Students

BPA MultimediaPictureed to the left: SCC Business Students who received awards (L to R) Carolos Sifuentes, Sonia Toppin, Brianna Redford, Larry Sipe, Maria Miller, Amanda Benson, Mark Strand.

 

Pictured to the right: SCC Multimedia Technology Students who received awards Eric Holmen (L) and Kristian Karnes (R)