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2012-2013

 

October 17, 2012


Programs showcased during third annual BCIT Day

 

BCIT DaySeventy eight students, representing 11 high schools, were in attendance for the third annual Business Computer and Information Technology Day Tuesday at Cowley College’s main campus in Arkansas City.

High Schools represented were: Arkansas City, Ark City Christian Academy, Oxford, Udall, Wellington, Central Burden, Clearwater, Bluestem, Derby, Eisenhower, and Wichita East. The event drew 17 more students than last year’s BCIT Day.

Department faculty shared information about their programs and the competitions at the opening session. Sarah Mathews, co-sponsor 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, and criminal justice.

“The day went excellent, we are excited that the day continues to grow,” Lory West, Cowley College Director of Admissions said. “This year we had a great group of students for all of the competitions it was definitely a standout year.”

West said the day would not have been such a success without the hard work of Bev Grunder, Rae Dale, Marvis Gaddie, Sarah Mathews, Becky Morgan, Frank Owens, Bryan McChesney, and Bethany Stewart. West also praised the work of the college’s facilities and grounds crews, Robert Rogers and Great Western dining and the school’s student ambassadors.

Competition areas consisted of accounting, business administration, business administrative technology, cosmetology, and criminal justice.

  • Accounting - Students received accounting information for a business. They were required to journalize and post transactions as well as prepare a trial balance.
  • Business 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.
  • Business Administrative Technology - Office Skills Challenge: Keyboarding – Speed and Accuracy; Proofreading; MS Word – Document production
  • Cosmetology - 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.
  • Criminal Justice - There were competitions in several events including deductive crime solving, self-defense, and laser shooting activities to determine the Top Rookie.

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:

Accounting:

  • First Place - Abby Hain, 12th grade from Wellington
  • Second Place - Katlin Jurging, 11th grade from Bluestem Augusta
  • Third Place - Austin Lloyd, 12th grade from Wellington

Business Administration:

  • First Place – Rebecca Manning – 12th grade from Eisenhower (Goddard/Wichita)
  • Second Place – Kirstyn Linares – 12th grade from Eisenhower (Goddard/Wichita)
  • Third Place – Abby Hain – 12th grade from Wellington

Business Administrative Technology:

  • First Place – Andrew Parker, 9th grade from Eisenhower (Goddard/Wichita)
  • Second Place – Stephanie Austin, 12th grade from Derby
  • Third Place – Nichole Orr, 12th grade from Udall

Cosmetology:

  • First Place – Chelsea Ast, 12th grade from Clearwater
  • Second Place – Stephanie Austin, 12th grade from Derby
  • Third Place – Jael Strecker, 11th grade from Arkansas City

Criminal Justice:

  • First Place – Houston Sober, 11th grade from Wellington
  • Second Place – Colton Phillips, 11th grade from Eisenhower (Goddard/Wichita)
  • Third Place – Tanner Ball, 12th grade from Eisenhower (Goddard/Wichita)

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