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WITC student places first at national BPA contest

The Windy City was filled with Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College winners in late-April when four New Richmond students joined with students from other WITC campuses to attend the BPA (Business Professionals of America) National Leadership Conference in Chicago.

Debi Mager, Woodville, took first place in the nation in payroll accounting and fourth place in advanced accounting and federal income tax accounting.

Allison Schilling, New Richmond, placed seventh in banking and finance.

Other WITC-New Richmond chapter members who participated in the national conference include Ashley Pray and Deanna Driese, both of Somerset. They were accompanied by chapter advisor and WITC instructor Kevin Salmon.

Collegewide, WITC had more than 20 students finish in the nation's top 20 out of more than 200 participants in multiple events.

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.