Banzhaf soars through competition


Allyson Bonhaus

DOMINATE. Senior Christopher Banzhaf wears his medal from achieving sixth in state and holds the trophy from first at regionals. Banzhaf focused on sound editing and some video editing. “We all chipped in and did it together,” Banzhaf said.

At the Live Oaks, senior Christopher Banzhaf created a video with his fellow peers and competed in the Business Professionals of America (BPA). Banzhaf is a part of the Computer Service Technician and Networking Career Program along with his peers, who belong to different schools around the area.

  Within this program, their adviser put together a team consisting of Banzhaf, Will Montgomery, Jake Panko, and Frank Cogliano to compete in BPA. The team’s task was to create a human interest news broadcast video.

  “Our adviser assigned us to a team, and that’s how we got to know each other and make the video,” Banzhaf said.

  They had to write a script, put up a green screen, and edit their video. Their video centered around a power outage, car show in the Cincinnati Convention Center, and discussing the Intel processor.

  The team spent a few weeks at Live Oaks working on the video, where they acted like they were a news broadcast called Channel Five.

  “We had to edit the broadcast and basically make a production,” Banzhaf said.

  They presented their video in front of two judges at the regional competition and won first place. This qualified them for the state competition in Columbus, in which they received sixth place out of 19 teams.

  “It was pretty fun; the most fun I had was on the bus ride up and back from Columbus for state and getting to know the people on my team a little better,” Banzhaf said.