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Business Students Excel

Pictured left to right: Bill Petzke, Calvin Geissler, Carly Ching, Lisa Hoskins May 29, 2019

Wood River High School students attended the National Leadership Conference for Business Professionals of America (BPA).  According to teacher and advisor Lisa Hoskins, "BPA requires students to take exams along with their regular competitive events in certain areas.  To be prepared for next year, we had Calvin Geissler and Carly Ching take some of the exams so that we know what to expect come testing for their events.  Some of these exams may become available next year here at Wood River for our own students, as well."
Business Professionals of America (BPA) partnered with yet another great certification exam group this year:  Precision Exams.  They tested in all Certified Technical Education areas and consider themselves to be the standard for measuring student outcomes and preparing students for a career.
Calvin is now CERTIFIED in:
Exploring Computer Science
Introduction to Automotive Service
Leadership Principles
Digital Marketing
Social Media Marketing
Introduction to Information Technology
21st Century Success Skills
Carly is now CERTIFIED in:
Travel & Tourism
Fashion Design Studio
Word Processing Basics
Customer Service
Social Media Marketing 
Business Communication
Calvin also certified again in the Microsoft Office Specialist - Excel Core 2016 Exam with a score of 940 / 1000 as part of his competitive event.
Calvin's final placings:
18 out of 60 - Advanced Spreadsheet Applications / MOS Excel Exam
24 out of 42 - SQL Database Fundamentals
Carly received her Ambassador Torch Award - special recognition for students earning a minimum of 70 points in 7 categories of BPA:  Leadership; Service; Cooperation; Knowledge; Friendship; Love, Hope, Faith; and Patriotism.