Congratulations are in order for eighteen Lufkin High School students who qualified for state competition at the Business Professionals of America (BPA) Regional Competition. The event was held at Dayton High School on January 20.

Lufkin competes in a region that includes schools from Angelina, Nacogdoches, Shelby, Sabine, San Augustine, Houston, Trinity, Polk, Tyler, Jasper, Newton, Hardin, Liberty, Chambers, Orange, and Jefferson Counties.

The qualifiers from Lufkin High School will now advance to the state BPA competition which will be held in Corpus Christi from February 28 to March 3.

Here are the qualifiers from Lufkin High School

Contributed Photo/LISD
Contributed Photo/LISD

From left to right: 

  • Emily Zheng- 1st place,  Advanced Interview Skills
  • Aria Nunn – 1st place, Interview Skills
  • Sarah Trevino – 1st place, Broadcast News Production Team
  • Sadie Hammack - 1st place, Broadcast News Production Team
  • Kate Amend - 1st place, Broadcast News Production Team
  • Samantha Naramore - 1st place, Broadcast News Production Team
  • Kristin Aji - 1st place, Intermediate Word Processing
  • Justice Jackson - 1st place, Business Law and Ethics
  • Alejandra Gomez – 3rd  place, Advanced Spreadsheets
  • Eesha Kumar - 1st place, Payroll Accounting
  • John Alexander – 2nd place, Advanced Accounting
  • D’Marion Hobson – 5th place, Personal Financial Management
  • Patrick Milholland – 2nd place, Payroll Accounting
  • Hayden Futch – 2nd place, JAVA Programming
  • Ian Falcon - 1st place, Advanced Spreadsheets
  • Miles Bederman - 1st place, Advanced Accounting
  • Also placing: Ian Falcon, Alejandra Gomez, Justice Jackson – 1st place Administrative Support Team
  • Eesha Kumar, John Alexander – 1st place Podcast Production Team

Not pictured: 

  • Gerald Pineda, 1st place, Fundamental Accounting 
  • David Nguyen, 1st place, Fundamental Desktop Publishing

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