Business Professionals of America, or BPA, is an organization for High School Students to prepare themselves to take a part in a workforce or business setting after they graduate. BPA teaches students to use their time wisely, and learn valuable work ethics. In BPA, students have the opportunity to compete in areas that they either are interested in, or they recognize that they need to improve upon. The organized, scheduled atmosphere is ideal to cultivate self-confidence, and inspires students to go even farther.
Upcoming events: National Leadership Conference, Dallas Texas, May 9-13
On March 10-13 of this year, ten of our local chapter members attended the Montana State Leadership Conference. Sophomores Keanan Taylor, Kylee Thompson, and Ian Ferris attended, as well as Juniors Madison Kelly, Emma Hill, and Kim Parsons. Representing the Senior class were Anna Sanford, Krystina Thompson, Jacob Jasper, and Connor Dunlap.
Anna Sanford, Connor Dunlap, Madison Kelly, and Emma Hill all recieved the Statesman Torch Award. (For more information on the Torch Awards System, visit the link below.)
Our members also did well in the competetive events portion of the conference, taking nine top ten placings. Anna Sanford placed First in her Administrative Support Research Project, and Connor Dunlap took Fourth in Human Resource Management. Emma Hill placed Eighth in Integrated Office Applications, and Third in her Presentation Management event. Emma, Anna, and Connor placed Fourth in their Small Business Management Team event. Madison Kelly placed First in her Economic Research Project, and Ian Ferris placed Seventh in the same event. Ian also got Fifth in Intermediate Word Processing, and Kylee Thompson placed Fifth in Integrated Office Applications.
Out of the members who attended the State Leadership Conference, six will go on to compete in Dallas, Texas in May at the National Leadership Conference. Members who will go to Dallas are Anna Sanford, Madison Kelly, Emma Hill, Ian Ferris, Kylee Thompson, and Connor Dunlap. Any donations or participation in fundraisers would be greatly appreciated!
State Leadership Conference Photos
Feel free to contact St. Regis BPA Chapter Advisor, Laurie Koepplin, for more information. E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org