Students from the Veterans Memorial High School Business Professionals of America (BPA) will be making a trip to the state competition when it is held in March.

            The students earned their way to state competition through their performance at the recent Regional Leadership conference. Karina Pena placed fourth in medical office procedures. Michael Iglesias placed first in JAVA programming. Cristian Sanchez advanced in SQL database after placing first at regionals.

            The parliamentary procedure team placed third and will serve as state alternates. Those team members are: Alyssa Ramirez, Jonatan Andrade, Samantha Gomez, Genesis Gonzalez.

            A number of other VMHS BPA students just missed the cut for advancing to state but finished well at regionals. Other individual competitors were: Jonatan Andrade, intermediate word processing; Nelissa Garcia, interview skills; Vanessa Luna, banking and finance; Genesis Gonzalez, human resource management, Leah Picazo, legal office procedures. The global marketing team of Alyssa Ramirez and Genesis Gonzalez also scored well at regionals.

            The individual competitors pictured are (left to right): Jonatan Andrade, Karina Pena, Nelissa Garcia, Vanessa Luna, Genesis Gonzalez, Leah Picazo, Michael Iglesias, Cristian Sanchez.

            The team competitors pictured on the back row from left to right are: Leah Picazo and Vanessa Luna. Team competitors pictured on the front row from left to right are: Alyssa Ramirez, Genesis Gonzalez, Samantha Gomez, Jonatan Andrade.