At the Delaware Business Professionals of America Leadership Conference, 16 students from the Appoquinimink School District won awards in state competitions, and Middletown High senior Justin Chan was elected by his peers as president of the Delaware BPA.

Appoquinimink and Middletown high school students who earned top placements at the Delaware Business Professionals of America Leadership Conference were saluted by the Appoquinimink Board of Education at the April 10 board meeting.

The students have qualified to go on to compete at the BPA National Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas May 9-13.

In addition, Middletown High senior Justin Chan was recognized by the board for outstanding leadership after being elected by his peers as president of the Delaware BPA.

Appoquinimink High School award winners

Sophia Angeletakis: Human Resource Management, 3rd place;

Ashwin Badal: Entrepreneurship, 1st place;

Jaden Cahoon: Personal Financial Management, 5th place;

Trevor Coleman: Payroll Accounting, 2nd place; Advanced Accounting, 3rd place;

Sean Gibbs: Presentation Management (Individual), 3rd place; Intermediate Word Processing, 5th place;

Simone Green: Fundamental Word Processing, 4th place;

Ryan Nkongnyu: Extemporaneous Speech, 2nd place;

Erin O'Neil: Legal Office Procedures, 5th place;

Hannah Rossi: Business Law & Ethics, 2nd place;

Ben Stewart: Java Programming 1st place; InformationTechnology 4th place;

Sandi Thuku: Presentation Management (Individual), 1st place;

RanaTuncer: Extemporaneous Speech, 3rd place.

Middletown High School award winners

Justin Chan: Banking & Finance, 1st place; Economic Research, 1st place;

Dea Harijanto: Intermediate Word Processing, 1st place; Fundamental Spreadsheet Application, 3rd place;

Alexis Murphy: Personal Finance Management, 3rd place;

Derik Spedden: Fundamental Accounting, 2nd place.