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Welch BPA Competes at State Leadership Conference

Welch BPA Attends State Leadership Conference

The Welch High School chapter of Business Professionals of America (BPA) attended the State Leadership Conference March 12-14 in Tulsa, OK. 

Officially formed in 1966 as the Office Education Association (OEA), Business Professionals of America (BPA) has a strong history as a student organization that contributes to the preparation of global professionals through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic and technological skills for students at the Middle, Secondary and Post-secondary levels.

For the past 50-years, BPA has worked to serve as an innovator in Career and Technical Education, providing its members with opportunities for growth through education, competition, community service and personal development.

Welch students competed in various competitions and attended leadership academy workshops on Monday, attended the general session & business meeting on Tuesday and attended the awards ceremony on Wednesday.  Jaci Clinton and Emily Piercefield served as voting delegates at the business meeting.  Their role was to listen to campaign speeches from students running for the state executive council and to vote on an amendment to the bylaws.  Competitors and their results are as follows:  Grace Small, 1st in Financial Math & Analysis; Addey Small, 1st in Fundamentals of Desktop Publishing and 2nd in Financial Math & Analysis; Aubrey Layton, 2nd in Prepared Speech; Justin Haskell, top 8 finalist in Fundamentals of Spreadsheets; Corinthian Bowin, top 8 finalist in Advanced Spreadsheets.  Jaci Clinton also competed in Advanced Spreadsheets & Intermediate Word Processing.

Grace Small, Addey Small, and Aubrey Layton qualified to compete at the National BPA Conference in Dallas.  Their sponsor is Gala Miller.

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