Hopkinton High School students Veer Bhatia, Pranamya Keshkamat, Ashwath Sridhar and Shaurya Patni took first place in the Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference competition last month in Anaheim, California. The HHS students competed in the Network Design team event.
Additionally, Vainavi Malisetty took first and Emily Staff was second in Economic Research, Dhruv Shah was third in Entrepreneurship, and the team of Anya Krishnamony, Odundo Omondi and Emily Skaff took third in UX Design.
Calling the victory “a testament to our hard work, dedication and teamwork,” Bhatia shared some background on Facebook.
“We designed an effective and scalable network solution for three different baseball stadiums and outlined a detailed network layout, formed a product list, and tracked financials while implementing security and efficiency,” he shared. “We learnt valuable lessons that will serve us well in our future endeavors, including how to organize a written network plan and how to provide large-scale internet access. What I am most proud of is our team growth from states to nationals and how we were able to apply feedback to produce a winning project. This demonstrates our ability to take feedback constructively and use it to improve our work, which is a valuable skill in any profession. We are all very proud of our achievements and our team’s growth.”