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Riverside Business Professionals of America students advancing to state include, from left, Hunter Kreglow, Helena Faulder, Jon Norris, Monica Hurley, Andrew Racine, Lindsey Hall, Philip Corwin and Shelby Long. (PHOTO | RIVERSIDE SCHOOLS)


Eight Riverside High School students who are Business Professionals of America participants attended the Tuesday evening board of education meeting with their advisers to share their recent accomplishments. 

Each of the pupils will advance to the state competition in March in Columbus following their performance at a regional competition. As a whole, Riverside’s BPA Club garnered 33 of the top place finishes at the regional event. 

“I’m really proud of what the students have achieved,” Superintendent Scott Mann said. “They’re walking around with their heads held higher.”

The students who qualified for the state contest include: Hunter Kreglow, first place interview skills; Shelby Long, third place fundamental accounting; Andrew Racine, first place banking and finance; Philip Corwin, second place banking and finance; Helena Faulder, second place keyboarding production; Monica Hurley, first place fundamental desktop publishing; Lindsey Hall, second place fundamental desktop publishing; and Jon Norris, first place personal financial management concepts. 

The club was first offered in the 2012-13 school year when the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center began its media arts program as a satellite location at Riverside. The following year, the business program joined the OHPCC career tech offerings at the school.

BPA students have attended state and national events since the club’s inception. Participant Lindsey Hall reflected on her personal changes since joining the group. 

“BPA has opened a lot of doors for me,” she said. “I’m a different person today after participating in BPA. A few years ago, I would have been too shy to speak in front of everyone tonight.”



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