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Flathead High School students test their business acumen at state

Daily Inter Lake | April 8, 2022 12:00 AM

The Flathead High School Business Professionals of America (BPA) team tested their knowledge recently at the state leadership conference in Billings with several advancing to nationals.

At state, students may compete in events in the areas of finance and accounting, business administration, management information systems, digital communication and design, management, marketing and communication and health administration, according to bpa.og.

First-place finishers included Dylan Turcotte in Computer Security and Gabe Wendt in Device Configuration and Troubleshooting. Wendt, Turcotte and Wendt qualify to compete at the BPA National Leadership Conference in May in addition to Simon Gugler, Baylanna Brash and Alaura Olszewski.

BPA is a Career and Technical Student Organization where students develop leadership, professionalism, career and community service skills.

Following are individual results:

Device Configuration and Troubleshooting

  1. Gabe Wendt
  2. Simon Gugler
  3. Dylan Turcotte

Computer Network Technology

  1. Gabe Wendt
  2. Dylan Turcotte

Server Administration using Microsoft

  1. Gabe Wendt

Computer Security

  1. Dylan Turcotte
  2. Simon Gugler

Fundamentals of Web Design

  1. Simon Gugler
  2. Selah Lackey

Small Business Management Team

  1. Aurora Baker and Selah Lackey

Ethics and Professionalism

  1. Aluara Olszweski
  2. Aurora Baker

Digital Multimedia Production

  1. Baylanna Brash

Global Marketing Team

  1. Baylanna Brash and Libby Peltz

Parliamentary Procedure Concepts

  1. Aiden DeLong

Reporter Hilary Matheson may be reached at 406-758-4431 or by email at

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