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DPSCD Digest for the week of February 25, 2018

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Nearly 30 King Students Progressed to the Business Professionals of America State Championship 

Congratulations are in order for business students from King High School! In January, 16 students participated in the Business Professionals of America (BPA) regional competition at Davenport University-Warren Campus. This workplace skills assessment competition allows students to demonstrate competencies in skills learned in business curricula. The competition gives students the platform to broaden their knowledge, skills and attitudes as well as expand their leadership and human relation skills. The following top qualifiers will go on to the state competition:

  • Economic Research Individual
    • 1st Place Jody Dowdell-Gill
    • 2nd Place Ariann Smith
    • 3rd Place Jordan Pitts
  • Economic Research Team
    • 1st Place
    • Zamaria Battle
    • Kendall Puckett
    • Essence Searles
  • Small Business Management Team
    • 2nd Place
    • Nadia Lawrence
    • Aujuane Campbell
  • Global Marketing Team
    • 1st Place
    • Katirra Alston
    • Deja Collins
    • Keyanna Evans
    • Taylor Wells
  • Prepared Speech
    • 1st Place Nadia Lawrence
    • 2nd Place Zamaria Battle
  • Business Law & Ethics
    • 1st Place Keyanna Evans
  • Extemporaneous Speech
    • 1st Place Jody Dowdell-Gill
  • Administrative Support Research Project
    • 2nd Place Imani Ziyad
    • 3rd Place Mykel Foster
  • Human Resource Management
    • 3rd Place Imani Ziyad
  • Legal Office Procedures
    • 1st Place Essence Searles
  • Administrative Support Concepts
    • 1st Place Ronell Austin Jr.
  • Business Meeting Management Concepts
    • 2nd Place Ronell Austin, Jr.
  • Business Spelling
    • 2nd Place Keyanna Evans
  • Computer Programming Concepts
    • 2nd Place Ariah Bradford
  • Financial Math and Analysis
    • 2nd Place Kendall Puckett

BPA students

Randolph Career Tech Center recognized for high-
quality apprenticeship programs

Randolph Career Technical Center was proudly nominated as a 2019 Michigan Works! Impact Award winner. The DPSCD CTC was nominated for their implementation of high-quality apprenticeship programs capable of developing skilled and talented future workers. The award recognizes significant economic accomplishment within the DPSCD community as well as transformational training and effective talent pipeline development. Congratulations to the Randolph team for developing young talent and helping our District rise!

CTC student


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