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Area BPA Students Advance To Nationals

Three students from Culbertson High School qualified for the national competition during the Montana BPA conference held in Billings March 12-14.

The top five students in each category advance to the national meet.

Culbertson’s senior Makena Hauge earned second place in server administration using Microsoft and network administration using Cisco.

Alicyn Ator, also a senior, qualified for nationals by placing third in SQL database fundamentals.

Ayden Ator, a freshman, advanced to nationals by placing fourth in SQL database.

Hauge and Alicyn Ator received their Statesman Torch awards. Ator, Hauge and Jazzmin Fugere earned member recruiter award.

Hauge took seventh, Perla Burciaga placed eighth and Fugere earned ninth in Linux operating systems fundamentals.

The broadcast news production team of Alicyn Ator and Fugure placed 10th.

Also participating for Culbertson were Jesus Guzman, Josue Mena and Ivy Colvin.

Two Bainville students qualified for the national competition. Alyson Telck placed third in spreadsheet applications and Maddox Hansen earned fifth place in computer network technology.

Also taking fifth for Bainville were Haedyn Wills in graphic design and the video production team of Hyrum Powell, Wills, Rylan Iverson and Evan Anderson.

Placing in parliamentary procedure were Kendra Romo in sixth, Hallie Iverson in ninth and Elsie Wilson in 10th.

Bella Stein placed eighth and Powell took 10th in human relations exploration.

Rylan Iverson earned 10th in financial literacy.

Wills and Stein are top 10 finalists in a virtual photography event that is run through the national system. Their work will be showcased at the national conference in Anaheim, Calif. They will have the opportunity to be on stage and be recognized.

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