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44 district business students advance to BPA state competition

44 district business students advance to BPA state competition
Posted on 02/06/2019
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PISD Communications

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Forty-four business students throughout Pasadena ISD will advance to the Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference (BPA SLC) in Dallas this March, after recently competing in the regional competition.

Students will compete in various business and technical events, including graphic design promotion, desktop publishing software, Java programming, administrative support, business law and ethics, interview skills, personal financial and presentation management.

Business teachers across the district expressed pride in their students' accomplishments.

"It was a privilege to watch these students grow into young adults, overcome anxiety, get competitive and take initiative as they prepared for their events," said Brooke Kahlich, Lewis Career and Technical H.S. business teacher.

"Our students stepped out of their comfort zones and exceeded their own expectations," added Pasadena H.S. Business teacher Marissa Lopez. "I couldn't be more proud of them."

The success of Sam Rayburn's BPA students in the regional competition caught the interest and support of a local business owner.

"This is the most students we have had going to state in many years," said Rayburn H.S. Business teacher Billie Parden. "Their accomplishments led to us receiving a $1,500 donation from a local business sponsor to pay for our students' state entry fees."

Pasadena ISD students advancing to the state competition are:

 Lewis CTHS Rayburn H.S. 
Abraham Bataineh, senior
Maxine Brown, sophomore 
Erick Carrillo, senior
Valeria Davila, senior
Yulissa Garza, senior
Randy Guajardo, senior
Dardana Herrera, senior
Lesley Hurtado, senior
Jazlynn Lerma, senior
Elijah Mazzochette-Seidel, senior
Dioselyn Mercado, senior
Lazaro Mottu, senior
Johan Munz, senior
Martin Nandin, junior
Maria Padilla, senior
Brittany Salazar, senior
Jose Talamantes, junior
Jordan Velasquez, junior
Eduardo Verastegui, senior 
Nazarria Castillo, junior
Mia Macias, junior
Ailin Pena, junior
Casey Torrence, junior
Jared Rivera, senior
Marisol Gutierrez, senior
Carlos Alfaro, senior
Isabella Camarillo, senior
Cristal Trevino, senior
Axel Maldonado, senior
David Guevara, senior
Cecilia Sosa, junior
Dominic Martinez, senior
Eric Sanchez, senior
Tim Perez, senior 
Pasadena H.S.  Dobie H.S. 
Saray Rodriguez, senior
Zoey Navarro, senior
Emily Rodriguez, senior 
Christian Solis, senior
Ruby Zamarripa, senior
Lucio Jacobo, senior 
 Darianna Glenn, senior 
Heidi Sauceda, senior 
Lily Tran, senior
Mariela Elizondo, senior


Nineteen Lewis CTHS BPA students advance to state competition.
Nineteen Lewis CTHS BPA students advance to state competition.

Fifteen SRHS BPA students advance to state competition.
Fifteen SRHS BPA students advance to state competition.

Six PHS BPA students advance to state competition.
Six PHS BPA students advance to state competition.

Four Dobie H.S. BPA students advance to state competition.
Four Dobie H.S. BPA students advance to state competition.