TCTC Students Excel at National Leadership Competition

WARREN, Ohio – Trumbull Career & Technical Center students excelled at the 2023 National Leadership Competition hosted by the Business Professionals of America.

More than 20 students from the TCTC’s Interactive Multimedia, Networking and Cyber Security, Visual Design and Imaging and Web Design and Application Development programs advanced to the nationals, which took place in Anaheim, Calif. from April 26-30.

Sixteen TCTC students placed in the top 10:

  • Best in Show: Virtual Multimedia Showcase Individual, Lily Ramos, senior, Lakeview High School;
  • Third place: Virtual Multimedia Individual, Lily Ramos, senior, Lakeview High School;
  • Third place: Podcast Production Team – Malani Croyle, senior, Lordstown High School; Nathaniel Driscoll, senior, Lakeview High School; Wyatt Glancy, senior, Liberty High School; Arijha Wright, senior, Howland High School;
  • Sixth place: Virtual Multimedia Team – Alayna Ford, senior, LaBrae High School; Tracie Shockey, senior, Lakeview High School; Emma Smith, senior, Warren G. Harding High School; Jayla Eastlake, senior, homeschooled;
  • Seventh place: Virtual Multimedia Team – Joseph Lincoln, junior, Niles McKinley High School; MacKenzie Bluedorn, senior, Girard High School; Ronald Levak, senior, Lakeview High School; Arijha Wright, senior, Howland High School;
  • Tenth place: Virtual Branding Team – John Hershberger, senior, Lakeview High School; Kaz King, senior, Champion High School; Tyler Mann, senior, Warren G. Harding High School; Aiden McGee, senior, Mathews High School.

“We were thrilled to see our students advance to the Business Professionals of America national competition. BPA is a very competitive organization, and our performance in Anaheim was outstanding,” said Rachel Gensburg, TCTC program supervisor. “Placing top 10 in the nation is a wonderful achievement and something that our students and instructors worked towards the entire school year.”

BPA is a career and technical organization for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields. Students learn and achieve through skills competitions at the local, state and national levels. 

Pictured at top: TCTC students, from left, Wyatt Glancy, Nathaniel Driscoll, Arijha Wright, Malani Croyle and Lily Ramos.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.