Students from South Central College attended the Business Professionals of America (BPA) 2020 State Leadership Conference, in Alexandria, MN February 20 – 22, 2020. As part of the conference, South Central College BPA chapter members competed against delegates from across the state in a variety of business categories. 

The following students placed in competitive events: 

TEAM COMPETITIONS 

Financial Analyst Team 1st Place – Brianna Redford (from Mankato), Maria Miller (from New Ulm), Larry Sipe (from Waseca), Carlos Sifuentes (from Fairmont) 

Video Production Team 1st Place – Kristian Karness (from Mankato) and Eric Holmen (from Mankato) 

INDIVIDUAL COMPETITIONS 

Advanced College Accounting 4th Place – Brianna Redford (from Mankato) 

Advanced Office Systems and Procedures 1st Place – Amanda Benson (from New Ulm) 

Advanced Spreadsheet Applications 2nd Place – Amanda Benson (from New Ulm) 

Advanced Word Processing 1st Place – Amanda Benson (from New Ulm) 

Business Law and Ethics 4th Place – Sonia Toppin (from Albuquerque, NM) 

College Accounting 2nd Place – Mark Strand (from Mapleton) 5th Place – Sonia Toppin (from Albuquerque, NM) 

College Payroll Accounting 1st Place – Mark Strand (from Mapleton) 2nd Place – Maria Miller (from New Ulm) 3rd Place – Brian Redford (from Mankato) 

Contemporary Issues 3rd Place – Lary Sipe (from Waseca) 

Database Applications 1st Place – Amanda Benson (from New Ulm) 

Federal Income Tax Accounting 2nd Place – Larry Sipe (from Waseca) 

Financial Math and Analysis Concepts 2nd Place – Sonia Toppin (from Albuquerque, NM) 4th Place – Mark Strand (from Mapleton) 

Fundamental Spreadsheet Applications 1st Place – Carlos Sifuentes (from Fairmont) 

Integrated Office Applications 1st Place – Amanda Benson (from New Ulm) 

Intermediate Word Processing 3rd Place – Sonia Toppin (from Albuquerque, NM) 

Interview Skills 3rd Place – Sonia Toppin (from Albuquerque, NM) 4th Place – Maria Miller (from New Ulm) 

Managerial Accounting 1st Place – Briana Redford (from Mankato) 3rd Place – Mark Strand (from Mapleton) 

Parliamentary Procedure Concepts 3rd Place – Sonia Toppin (from Albuquerque, NM) 

Personal Financial Management 5th Place – Sonia Toppin (from Albuquerque, NM) 

Business Professionals of America is a national organization of students preparing for careers in business and information technology. The organization’s activities and programs complement classroom instruction by giving students practical experience through the application of the skills learned in their academic programs.