Twenty-two members of the Hancock BPA competed at the Region Business Professionals of America contest held Friday, January 26 on the campus of Alexandria Technical and Community College.  Those 22 students competed in 40 events and qualified for state competition in 15 of them.  The high placers in the competition included two Network Design Teams placing first and second.  The Small Business Management Teams won first and third. Hancock also placed first place in Entrepreneurship and first place in Computer Modeling, JAVA, C#, PC Troubleshooting & Repair and IT Concepts.  To advance to state, students had to be on a top three team, top 4 individual judged events, or top 6 individual tested event.  Several students qualified in more than one event, including, Mason Schmidgall in 5 events and Emmanuel Chavira in 3 events, although they have to choose two to compete with at state.  Several other students placed in two events.  “Many of these students were at school from 7 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. practicing for the school play, going to school all day, going to their sporting events and then spending the rest of the evening in the Business Classroom getting ready for their event. I am pretty proud of their efforts,” said Mrs. Dougherty, BPA advisor.  State competition will take place March 8-10 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Minneapolis. Nationals will be held in Dallas in May. The Hancock BPA is advised by Mrs. Amy Dougherty.

Network Design Team 1:- 1st Place  – Mason Schmidgall, Zach Flaten, Peyton Rohloff and Tanner Pahl

Network Design Team 2:- 2nd Place – Christian Dodds, Zachary Razink and Isaiah Flaten

Small Bus Mngt Team 1:- 3rd Place – Ashlyn and Haley Mattson, Amber Hausmann and Katelynn Jepma

Small Bus Mngt Team 2: – 1st Place – Emmanuel Chavira, Parker Schmidgall and Bailey DeSmith

Entrepreneurship – 1st Place – Zachary Razink for his Airplane Business-advances to state

Entrepreneurship – 5th Place – Christian Dodds for his Health and Fitness Business

Computer Security – 3rd Place – Emmanuel Chavira – 8th Place-  Zach Flaten  – 11th Place  – Colton Crowell

Admin Support Team – 5th Place  – Alexis Staples, Morgan Kisgen, Jenna Kannegiesser, and Lindsey Mattson

Banking and Finance  – 5th Place  – Morgan Kisgen – 12th place  – Isaiah Flaten – 19th place – Tiffany Schmidgall – 23rd place – Lindsey Mattson – 24th place – Alexis Staples

Computer Programming – 1st place – Mason Schmidgall

Economic Research Project  – 3rd place  – Peyton Rohloff

Human Resource Mngt –  6th place  – Taylor Wilson

IT Concepts – 1st Place  – Mason Schmidgall

JAVA Programming – 1st place  – Mason Schmidgall

Medical Office Procedures  – 6th Place  – Tanner Pahl

13th place  – Jenna Kannegeiser

PC Servicing & Troubleshooting – 2nd place – Emmanuel Chavira

Visual Basic/C# Programming –  1st place – Mason Schmidgall