DACC Students Claim First Place at Regional Competition

February 11, 2013

On January 31st, Delaware Area Career Center students from three programs participated in the Business Professionals of America Region 4 Championships and fifteen of those students will move on to compete at the statewide competition in March in downtown Columbus.

Business Professionals of America is a national organization for Career and Technical students interested in pursuing a career in management, office administration, information technology, and other related fields. Only first place winners at the regional competition will compete against the best of the best at states.

Information Technology Instructor, Josh Gallagan explained, “I try to put them in as many situations as possible to make them more confident in their skills and more comfortable in professional settings. These competitions do exactly that. They are being interviewed, giving presentations, and taking tests. The experiences they have at these competitions will definitely prove beneficial when they apply for colleges and jobs.”

First place winners who will compete at the state competition are below.

In DACC’s Pre-Professional Internship Program:

Bethany Cognion from Delaware Hayes - Keyboarding Production
Tasha Thomas from Delaware Hayes - Advanced Keyboarding

In DACC’s Interactive Media Program, the Video Production Team of:
Morgan Jolliff, Buckeye Valley
Alex Diamond, Olentangy
Coral Dannatt, Big Walnut
Alex Mabry, Olentangy Orange

In DACC’s Interactive Media Program, the Web Design Team of:
Moriah Howard, Delaware Hayes
Kyle Huddleston, Olentangy Orange
Hannah Clegg, Westerville Central

In DACC’s Interactive Media Program:
Duc Vu from Buckeye Valley - Interview Skills

In DACC’s Networking Program, the Network Design Team of:
Nic Pierce, Delaware Hayes
Alex Hawk, Westerville Central
Michael Johnson, Worthington Kilbourne
Evan Omlor, Olentangy Orange

In DACC’s Networking Program:
Evan Omlor from Olentangy Orange – PC Service and Troubleshooting
Dale Forrest, Olentangy – IT Concepts

In addition to the competition, Business Professionals of America is also awarding the Ohio Association Business Professionals of America Scholarship of $1,000. Currently, there are ten finalists for this scholarship and three of them are Delaware Area Career Center students. As the final step for the scholarship process, these Interactive Media students will be interviewed by a panel of judges:


Ayanna Williams, Thomas Worthington
Bre Floyd, Delaware Hayes
Hannah Clegg, Westerville Central

Hannah is also a finalist for the thousand dollar Sara Mazak Scholarship.