October 19, 2011
Programs showcased during second annual BCIT Day
Sixty-one students, representing seven high schools, were in attendance
for the second annual Business Computer and Information Technology
Day Tuesday at Cowley College’s main campus in Arkansas City.
High Schools represented were: Arkansas City, Community Learning Center of Winfield, Emporia, Oxford, Udall, Wellington, and Winfield. The event drew 24 more students than last year’s inaugural BCIT Day.
“I was thrilled with the increase in the number of high school students participating in the day’s events and to see the excitement of the students participating,” BCIT Department Chair Beverly Grunder said.
“This is a great way to showcase the department programs.”
Department faculty shared information about their programs and the competitions at the opening session. Sarah Mathews and Sunni Goentzel, co-sponsors for the business organization, Phi Beta Lambda, gave a presentation on the activities of the organization. The Cowley College Admissions Office also helped organize the day.
Competition areas consisted of accounting, business administration, business administrative technology, cosmetology, criminal justice, and graphic design.
- Students received accounting information for a business. They were
required to journalize and post transactions as well as prepare a trial
Administration - Students were given information about a new business
venture. Their job was to name the business, write a mission statement,
identify a target market, come up with a catchy slogan, and design
a simple company logo. Submissions were judged based on understanding
of these terms as well as quality of response.
Administrative Technology - Office Skills Challenge: Keyboarding – Speed
and Accuracy; Proofreading; MS Word – Document production
- Students performed an UP DO on the mannequin provided. The cosmetology
department provided the mannequin and tri-pod, hair pins, styling and
finishing products. Students created their own design for an elegant
UP DO. Students were allowed to bring their own hair accessories.
Justice - There were competitions in several events including deductive
crime solving, self-defense, and laser shooting activities to determine
the Top Rookie.
Design - Students were given raw elements to edit and compose into
a strong design layout. There was use of a computer lab and printer
in order to produce the final composition.
Besides the competitions, students were given a campus tour and lunch prior to the awards presentations.
Students winning first place that were high school seniors received a $250 Endowment Scholarship. First place winners who were not seniors were given a $50 Bookstore Gift Certificate.
Winners of the competitions were:
|Sarah Ripperda||Arkansas City High School||Scholarship||1st Place Accounting|
|John Helber||Udall High School||Bookstore Gift Certificate||1st Place Business Administration|
|Chelsea Boslaugh||Udall High School||Scholarship||1st Place Business Administrative Technology|
|Salena Rodriguez||Emporia High School||Scholarship||1st Place Cosmetology|
|Sam Delgado||Winfield High School||Scholarship||1st Place Criminal Justice|
|Gabriel Arebalo||Wellington High School||Bookstore Gift Certificate||1st Place Graphic Design|
|Kristin Hatcher||Arkansas City High School||2nd Place Accounting|
|Zachary Kratochvil||Udall High School||2nd Place Business Administration|
|Nichole Orr||Udall High School||2nd Place Business Administrative Technology|
|Kayla Crane||Winfield High School||2nd Place Cosmetology|
|Amanda Wirtz||Winfield High School||2nd Place Criminal Justice|
|Morgan Hack||Udall High School||2nd. Place Graphic Design|
|Ashlynn Hughes||Arkansas City High School||3rd Place Accounting|
|Mikhail Davis||Oxford High School||3rd Place Business Administration|
|Ashlie Horn||Udall High School||3rd Place Business Administrative Technology|
|Alyssa Carroll||Udall High School||3rd Place Cosmetology|
|Harley Bennett||Emporia High School||3rd Place Criminal Justice|
|Chris Hall||Udall High School||3rd Place Graphic Design|
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