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Lake Superior College students win national awards

LSC BPA national award winners (L-R, back row) — Zackery Zosel, Matthew Bethke, Caleb Wolfe, Nicole Salo, Casey Boyat, Nicole Smith, Taylor Noyes, Amanda Sundin Front row, L-R: Zachary Johnson, Tom Johnson Not pictured: Garrett Bock. Submitted / Lake Superior College

Lake Superior College business and computer students were recently recognized with 23 national awards, including three first-place awards for Medical Office Procedures, Diagnostic Coding and College Accounting, at the Business Professionals of America (BPA) National Leadership Conference in Dallas.

“Our top students did very well competing on a national level,” said BPA chapter advisor/business faculty member Barb Struck. “It was the culmination of a school year’s worth of business skills education, training and hard work.”

Eleven LSC students joined more than 7,000 conference delegates and competed in national-level business skills competitions, workshops, general sessions, and national officer candidate campaigns and elections.

LSC students received the following awards and also earned 15 finalist places.

Medical Office Procedures
Casey Boyat – 1st
Tom Johnson – 2nd
Nicole Salo – 4th
Nicole Smith – 5th

ICD-10-CM Diagnostic Coding
Tom Johnson – 1st
Nicole Smith – 3rd

College Accounting
Taylor Noyes – 1st

Administrative Support Team – finalist
Amanda Sundin
Taylor Noyes
Tom Johnson

LSC provides more than twenty specializations in business and computer career training and education, including certificates, diplomas and two-year degree options.

Business Professionals of America (BPA) is a national organization for college, high school, and middle school students preparing for careers in business and information technology. The organization’s activities and programs complement classroom instruction by giving students practical experience through application of the skills learned at school.

Business Professionals of America acts as a cohesive agent in the nationwide networking of education and business and industry. BPA is contributing to the preparation of world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills.