Congratulations are in order for a number of Lufkin High School students who recently competed at the Business Professionals of America (BPA) conference. The Area 5, Region 1 competition was held Saturday, January 28 at Dayton High School.

Quite a few Panthers advanced to the BPA State Leadership Conference and competition which will be held March 2-5 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

Here are some of the accomplishments of Lufkin High School students

  • Diego Barahona,  1st Place - Database Applications, state qualifier
  • Alejandra Gomez, 2nd Place – Advanced Spreadsheets, state qualifier
  • Ian Falcon, 1st Place – Advanced Spreadsheets, state qualifier
  • Justice Jackson, 1st Place – Business Law and Ethics, state qualifier
  • Markus Woods, 6th Place – Business Law and Ethics, state alternate
  • Emily Zheng, 2nd Place – Advanced Interview Skills, state qualifier
  • Miles Bederman, 1st Place – Fundamental Accounting, state qualifier
  • Eesha Kumar, 1st Place – Payroll Accounting, state qualifier
  • John Alexander, 1st Place – Advanced Accounting, state qualifier
  • Pranav Rao, 1st Place – Integrated Office Applications, state qualifier
  • Kristina Aji, 1st Place – Fundamental Word Processing, state qualifier
  • Eesha Kumar, Emily Zheng, 2nd Place – Podcast Production Team, state qualifier
  • Diego Barahona, Justice Jackson, Alejandra Gomez, 3rd Place – Admin Support Team, state qualifier

Outstanding job, Panthers!  Good luck in Dallas!

Contributed Photo/Lufkin ISD
Contributed Photo/Lufkin ISD
  • Front row (left to right) – Kristina Aji, Justice Jackson, Alejandra Gomez, Emily Zheng, Eesha Kumar
  • Back row (left to right) – Ian Falcon, John Alexander, Pranav Rao, Markus Woods, Miles Bederman, Diego Barahona

Sponsors of the Lufkin High School's Business Professionals of America are Sonja Stephens and Janice Holcomb.

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