Sue Kiesewetter reports:
The D. Russel Lee Career Technology Center student chapter of Business Professionals of America performed the Torch Ceremony at a regional gathering.
Students from Tom Newman’s Information Technology Tech Prep program performed the ceremony earlier this month during the organization’s Region 17 fall conference held at Miami University.
Among the students were two students whose home district is Lakota – Dakota Howard, Lakota West and Tyler Krieg, Lakota East.
The ceremony – the organization’s most solemn – explains the ideals that BPA stands for: hope, faith, love, cooperation, knowledge, service, leadership, friendship and patriotism.
Those participating in the ceremony and their home high schools were:
- Joshua Kelley, Emily Dearwester, Kaitlynn Lager, all Colerain
- Travis Sprague, Talawanda
- Jacob Corris, Ty Strong, Quentin Center, Andrew Meacham, all of Monroe
- Nicholas Justice, Middletown
- Maria Hinton, Madison
- Dakota Howard, Lakota West
- Tyler Krieg, Lakota East