Riverside students advance to state BPA competition


Seven Riverside High School students will advance to the state Business Professionals of America competition in March following their performances at the recent regional competition.

Students who will move to the state competition include Jasmine Bryant and Lindsey Hall, who received first place and second place, respectively, in fundamental desktop publishing; Paige Marmon, fourth place financial math and analysis; Madison Manahan, third place keyboard production; and Allie Robinson, Hannah Jo Grimes and Cierra Rhoads, with respective first, second and fourth place finishes in parliamentary procedure concepts.

The parliamentary procedure team of Cierra Rhoads, Allie Robinson, Lindsey Hall and Hannah Jo Grimes also placed second in the region.

Other student regional results include the following: extemporaneous speech — CJ Miller fifth, Allie Robinson fourth; prepared speech — Alexa Klingler sixth, Emily Burrows third; parliamentary procedure concepts — Molly Harshbarger, sixth; keyboard production — Christyn Wietholter, fourth; banking and finance —Trevor Hillard, third.

The following students also competed at the regional level: Tyler Sanford, Hunter Kreglow, Ally Dickenson, Amber Roth, Brett Rappold, Brooke Hickey, Kaylee Riley, Nicholas Smith, Bryant Miller, Ashlyn Wray and Alexa Roberts.

Advisers Michelle Weadock and Lindsay Wyan said the students who competed showed initiative and follow-through during a school year filled with weather delays and school cancellations. Students had to be motivated to study and prepare on their own.