DALLAS -- The North Central Kansas Technical College Business Professionals of America organization made up of the Information Technology and Digital Marketing departments returned home from the National Leadership Conference for Business Professionals of America with 14 top 10 spots on the leader board. The competition was held in Dallas on May 8 to May 12.

“At NCK Tech, we take great pride in delivering a quality hands-on education. It's wonderful that these students could go out and apply what they learned well enough to finish in the Top 10 in the nation," NCK Tech President Eric Burks said in a media release. "What a fantastic experience for them and a great validation of all they've learned. It also speaks volumes about the quality of our instructors, Robert McCreight, Ashley Wiles, Jason Rinaldo and Tom Magnett. They have worked hard to help prepare these students for competition, and even more importantly, for the workforce.” Business Professionals of America helps prepare students for careers in business, computer and office occupations. Universities, Colleges, Technical Colleges, Community Colleges, and Vocational Schools participate in the post-secondary organization.

Individual awards are as follows:

• 2nd Network Design Team won by Ryne McCreight (Jewell, KS) and Zach Warner (Belleville, KS)

• 3rd Fundamental Desktop Publishing won by Darrick Doeschot (Steele City, NE)

• Top 10 Fundamentals of Web Design won by Darrick Doeschot (Steele City, NE)

• Top 10 Fundamental Desktop Publishing won by Jonah Hardacre (Concordia, KS)

• Top 10 Computer Programming Concepts won by Darrick Doeschot (Steele City, NE)

• Top 10 Information Technology Concepts won by Darrick Doeschot (Steele City, NE)

• Top 10 Integrated Office Applications won by Alexandria Hullett (Aurora, MO)

• Top 10 Computer Network Technology won by Zach Warner (Belleville, KS)

• Top 10 Systems Administration Using Cisco won by Zach Warner (Belleville, KS)

• Top 10 Digital Publishing won by Stephanie Raymer (Beloit, KS)

• Top 10 Business Meeting Management Concepts won by Stephanie Raymer (Beloit, KS)

• Top 10 Project Management Concepts won by Stephanie Raymer (Beloit, KS)

• Top 10 Visual Basic/C# Programming won by Hunter Huyghebaert (Miltonvale, KS)

• Top 10 Computer Security won by Hunter Huyghebaert (Miltonvale, KS)