ROSEMOUNT, Minn. -- Fifty students from Eagan and Eastview high schools had top finishes at the regional competition and qualified to compete at the state leadership conference of the Business Professionals of America (BPA) which will be held March 7-9 in Minneapolis.
The 32 state qualifiers from Eagan High School are Kasey Ah Pook, Steve Anderson, Kaylan Fernandez, Nicole Kopren, Molly Truszinski, Sam Gaylord, Dan Hanson, Ryan Koch, Matt Kopren, Erik Hillesheim, Jemima John, Ute Koshti, Mikaela Lodahl, Jack Munsun, Roman Zelinsky, Dylan Mannetter, Ridhima Mishra, Abbey O'Connor, Caitlin O'Shea, Jenna Peterson, Maddey O'Connor, Linde Schaffer, Haleigh Simon, Ryan Ossell, David Peterson, Samad Qureshi, Jonathon Sabel, Vaibhav Sharma, Jake Szoka, Sai Valluri, Sylesh Volla and Kevin Wei. The staff advisor for BPA at Eagan High is Paul Kovach.
The 18 state qualifiers from Eastview High School are Charlotte Roiger, Carter Schwartz, Marie Olson, Elsa Freudenthal, Jennifer Loomis, Evelyn Johnson, Ryan Heisler, Kyle Rush, Matt Herro, Elizabeth Gilbert, Danielle Bodette, Megan Briemhurst, Kristopher Heilman, Caresse Jison, Anhthu Huyhn, Eshan Varma, Michael Kagan and Maria Silva-Olvera. The staff advisor for BPA at Eastview High is Leah Lencowski.
Apple Valley and Rosemount high schools do not participate in BPA.
District 196 serves approximately 27,000 students in early childhood, K-12 and special education programs combined, and offers community education programs for residents of all ages. District 196 includes all or part of Rosemount, Apple Valley, Eagan, Burnsville, Coates, Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville and Empire and Vermillion townships. For more information, visit www.district196.org.