Swanton High School Accounting students took part in the Regional Business Professionals of America accounting competition in January. The students this year dominated the region by capturing 17 out of the possible 22 awards, and finished with five state qualifiers.
Hannah Gombash, Lindsey Fickel, Morgan Dickman, Deric Mersereau, and Jarrett Macek will be competing at the Ohio State Business and Professionals of America contest in Columbus on March 17 and 18 for a chance to compete at the national level this spring in Boston.
Macek was first in fundamental accounting, Gombash was first in advanced accounting and Dickman was first in payroll accounting. Fickel was second in advanced accounting and Mersereau was second in payroll accounting.
Also placing for Swanton were Andy Marashdeh, fourth in payroll accounting; Sam Incorvaia, third in advanced accounting; Antonio Cervantes, fifth in payroll accounting; Juliana Cessna, third in payroll accounting; Karah Kohlman, sixth in advanced accounting and financial math and analysis; Madelyn Silveous, fifth in fundamental accounting; Natalie Walbolt, sixth in fundamental accounting; Allison Mishka, third place in fundamental accounting and fifth place in financial math and analysis; Lauren O’Riordon, third in financial math and analysis; and Noelle Videk, fifth in advanced accounting.
Swanton accounting students are in a two year program funded through Penta Career Center and are receiving college accounting credits through Tech Prep and the University of Toledo.