Seven students from Sulphur Springs High School were scheduled to leave this morning for Dallas, where they will spend the next five days among 5,000 of their peers at the National Business Professionals of America Leadership Conference.
The conference is the culmination a year’s worth of business skills education and training which members of the Sulphur Springs chapter of BPA have received.
Conference delegates will participate in national-level business skills competitions, workshops, general sessions, and the national officer candidate campaigns and elections.
Ryan Clark will be competing this week in computerized accounting, Heath Robinson in advanced spreadsheet, Connor McCorkle in JAVA programming and Michelle Malone in legal office procedures. Alyssa Post and Whitney Hu will be receiving the Ambassador Torch Award, the highest degree in BPA. Hu, the 2008 Texas BPA president, will also be busy campaigning as a National BPA officer candidate. As 2009 Texas BPA President, Cole Cable will have many duties and responsibilities, including serving as the lead delegate for Texas. Brenda McKinzie, local chapter adviser, will be receiving a 25-Year Adviser Award.
BPA is a national organization for high school, college and middle school students preparing for careers in business and college; and for middle school students preparing for careers in business and information technology. The organization’s activities and programs are designed to complement classroom instruction by giving students practical experience through application of the skills learned at school. BPA’s goal is to help prepare students to be part of a wold-class workforce through advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic and technological skills.
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