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Artesia High School Business Professionals of America (BPA) members competed Dec. 15 in several different contests in Artesia, with 24 students qualifying to compete in February at the state level in Albuquerque.

Students must place in the top five for non-judged computer events and in the top three for judged events to qualify for state. In team events, students must place in the top two to advance.

AHS placed first in 10 of the contests in which the students competed. Results included:

Advanced Accounting
• Deisi Ortiz, 1st
Advanced Word Processing
• Beau Matthews, 1st
Prepared Speech
• JW Necaise, 1st
Advanced Office Systems
• Christian Flores, 1st
Desktop Publishing
• Hunter Richardson, 1st
• Elizabeth Nolen, 3rd
Integrated Office Applications
• Avery Jamieson, 1st
• Kimberlee Bennett, 2nd
• Elizabeth Nolen, 3rd
Fundamental Accounting
• BJ Gallegos, 1st
• Anna Fisk, 2nd
• Beau Matthews, 3rd
• Charisma Calderon, 4th
• Ethan Rivera, 5th
Banking and Finance
• Hannah Wesson, 1st
• Bayleigh Hogan, 2nd
• Alexis Gomez, 3rd
• Marilyn Ramos, 5th
Advanced Spreadsheet
• Hunter Richardson, 1st
• Charisma Calderon, 2nd
Database Applications
• Madison Parker, 1st
• Madigan McCarty, 2nd
• Evin Hammond, 3rd
Presentation Management Team
• Tayler Henry, Paris Matthews, Morgan Soleman, 2nd
Fundamental Spreadsheet
• Evin Hammond, 2nd
• Madison Parker, 3rd
• Alize Martinez, 4th
• Houston Branch, 5th
Banking and Finance
• Anna Fisk, 2nd
• Israel Estrada, 4th
• Ethan Rivera, 5th
Administrative Support Team
• Kimberlee Bennett, Ryleigh Greer, Avery Jamieson, 2nd
Extemporaneous Speech
• Paris Matthews, 3rd