Swanton BOE Presents Commendations to Award-Winning Accounting Students


Six Swanton High School students from a two-year accounting program funded through the Penta Career Center and their teacher and mentor were presented with Swanton Board of Education (BOE) Commendations for their outstanding performance at the state level competition put on by the Business Professionals of America (BPA). 

Kris Oberheim, BOE President, first presented a Commendation to Mr. Ron Kauffman, the teacher and leader of this perennially successful program that has seen many Swanton students excel in regional, state and national competitions.  Mr. Kauffman then presented each of the six students with a BOE Commendation.

The students were Riley Bellner, Xander Gilsdorf, John Heckert, Jayden Hendricks, Reese Oberheim and Garret Swank.  Competing in the Finance Division in either Advanced Accounting or Payroll Accounting, all six students finished in the top ten in the State of Ohio and three, Bellner, Heckert and Swank finished in the top five nationally.  The three national qualifiers will be traveling to Dallas, Texas to compete in the BPA National competition being held from May 4th to May 8th.

Pictured: (L to R) – Garret Swank, Jayden Hendricks, John Heckert, Xander Gisldorf, Reese Oberhiem and Riley Bellner

Click on the link above to access photos from the presentation. Photos are in the jpeg format and can be downloaded for no charge courtesy of the fultoncountymedia.com website.

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