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WITC business students compete

The Business Professionals of America - WITC-New Richmond Chapter recently traveled to Rice Lake to compete against other Wisconsin technical colleges in leadership, citizenship, academic and technological skills as part of the Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference.

Those who placed at the state BPA competition include:

Debi Mager (Woodville), first place in advanced accounting, third place in interview skills, payroll accounting and income tax; Annie Luepke (Glenwood City), second place in financial math and analysis and seventh place in advanced accounting; Ashley Pray (Somerset), second place in graphics design/promotion and fifth place in management/marketing/human resources; Allison Shilling (New Richmond), fifth place banking and finance and interview skills; Jessica Peterson (Cushing), sixth place in medical office procedures and fundamental word processing; and Deanna Driese (Somerset), seventh place in basic office systems and procedures and eighth place in fundamental word processing.

Linda Richie, faculty advisor for the WITC-New Richmond chapter, accompanied the students to the state competition. Mager, Shilling, Pray and Driese plan to attend the national competition in Chicago April 25-29 and are fundraising to offset expenses.

BPA, an on-campus organization, promotes business careers through activities, seminars and competitions. Students compete in business activities and network locally, statewide and nationally to build and reinforce their skills.