Madison-Plains clubs excel at recent competitions

Madison-Plains High School students who participated in the Business Professionals of America state competition include: (from left) Rhyan Goodman, Aliya Patterson, Dillan Rice, Jake Dill and Brady Baker.

(Posted April 14, 2017)

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor

Madison-Plains High School students are making their marks at regional and state competitions.

Among them are members of the school’s new Business Professionals of America (BPA) chapter. At state competition March 16-17, several students earned top-10 finishes and one, Rhyan Goodman, qualified for national competition.

For his community service efforts, Goodman won the Ambassador Award and a trip to nationals in Orlando, Fla., May 10-14. Also at state, he won the Statesman Award for service and placed fourth out of 12 in the business fundamentals category.

The team of Brady Baker and Jake Dill placed seventh our of 15 in global marketing. Baker also just missed earning a scholarship, finishing in the top 10 for his essay. Aliya Patterson finished seventh out of 40 in financial math and analysis and 11th out of 17 in extemporaneous speech. Dillan Rice placed 10th out of 18 in interview skills.

“I’m really surprised and excited about how we did our first year,” said Colleen Bennett, chapter advisor.

The chapter has 13 members.

Messenger photo by Kristy Zurbrick
Madison-Plains FCCLA members who will compete at state are: (from left) Abigail Wood, Abigail Stonerock, Ashley Griffith, Zach Marchiano and Sarah Hoop.

The same weekend that BPA students were testing their skills, members of Madison-Plains’ Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) chapter were doing well at regional competition.

The following students earned a trip to state competition April 27-28 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus: Zach Marchiano in job interviewing; Sarah Hoop in nutrition and wellness; and Ashley Griffith, Abigail Stonerock, and Abigail Wood in interior design.

Both Griffith and Marchiano advanced to state last year in career investigation.

Additionally, Rachael Birchfield and Abby Alley earned silver in “Focus on Children” at regionals.

Diane Halloran is Madison-Plains’ FCCLA advisor.

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