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Barnum girls shocked with national title


May 14, 2021

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Kate Ferrin and Ava Gran exploded in shock and disbelief Saturday when they found out during an online ceremony that they were champions in their category in the Business Professionals of America national competition. These are screen grabs from the recorded reactions.

The video is amazing. The reaction from Barnum High School sophomores Kate Ferrin and Ava Gran tells you all you need to know about how big a deal it was to find out last weekend that they are national champions.

"We got first in nationals," Gran breathlessly says in an exhilarating reaction recorded online as news came May 8 that the team's national Business Professionals of America (BPA) project was deemed the best in the country.

Days later, Gran was still in a daze. "It's crazy. It's mind-blowing," she said. Ferrin said the "shock" was still settling in.

The two competed in the Small Bu...

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