Four students from Heritage High School placed first in the nation at the Business Professionals of America (BPA) National Leadership Conference, with four other FISD students finishing in the top ten.
The Global Marketing Team of Taha Ahmed, Mahim Nalluri, DoYoung Jung and Keerthi Pasham brought home gold medals from the competition held earlier this month in Orlando.
Business Professionals of America is a national co-curricular organization for students preparing for careers in business, office and technical occupations.
A total of 14 FISD high school students competed in events ranging from business law and ethics to computer programming.
Congratulations to the following students for advancing to the national level of competition and earning these top honors:
Career & Technical Education Center
Advisors: Kip Bledsoe, Gerald Page, Bryan Baker
Network Administration Using Microsoft - Nicholas Lovan (LHS)
Computer Security - Ryan Hall (LHS)
Computer Network Technology - Leif Matlack (CHS)
Fundamentals of Web Design - Luke McGuire (WHS)
Frisco High School
Advisors: Julie Barker, Gerardo Gaona
Visual Basic/C# Programming - Edward Hwang
Heritage High School
Advisors: Jerry Burks-Watkins, Kimberli Biggerstaff, Jason Marshall, Christine Peterson, Matthew Pirtle
Global Marketing Team - Taha Ahmed, Mahim Nalluri, DoYoung Jung, Keerthi Pasham
Business & Law Ethics - Abed Mir
Entrepreneurship - Gouzia Sivarajah
In addition, two Heritage chapters earned recognition for membership explosion in 2017.
Independence High School
Advisor: Laura Mucciarone
Prepared Speech - Simarleen Gulati
Systems Administration Using CISCO - Ravi Addaguduru
Lone Star High School
Advisor: Scott Benschneider, Andrew Holan
SQL Database Fundamentals - Aliaksei Novikau
In addition, Lone Star earned recognition for membership explosion in 2017.
Reedy High School
Advisors: Kelly Munro, Jon Zoda
The Reedy High School BPA Chapter earned recognition for community service and BPA marketing and public relations. In addition, advisor Kelly Munro was presented with a plaque for completing the National Local Advisor Certification Series.