Five Swanton High School Accounting students competed in the Business Professionals of America virtual state tournament in April.
These students were invited to compete at the state level by qualifying through the Regional Tournament in December. The actual state conference in Columbus was cancelled due to the covid-19 virus, but within a few weeks the BPA organization was able to offer its’ qualifying students the chance to compete online.
Mason Sullivan, Ean Comstock, Madison Walters, Brady Lemons and Xavier Wiemken competed in the Finance Division, with most competing into All-State status and three of them recognized as National Qualifier status.
Lemons, who competed in Personal Financial Management, finished with a Second Place All-State, State-Runner Up finish. Wiemken, who competed in Advanced Accounting, finished with a Third Place All-State finish, and Comstock, who competed in the same contest captured a Fifth Place All-State finish.
Sullivan, who also competed in Advanced Accounting seized a Sixth Place All-State finish and Walters finished with an 11th place final in Payroll Accounting.
Lemons, Wiemken and Comstock all finished with National Qualifier status, but will not be able to advance because the national contest is cancelled. Swanton accounting students are part of a two-year program that is funded through Penta Career Center and are receive college credit with their high school course work.