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CHS Business Professionals of America (BPA) Students Qualify for States

CHS Business Professionals of America (BPA) Students Qualify for States

More than 20 Clarkston Community Schools students recently competed in the Business Professionals of America Regional Leadership Competition, and eleven students have qualified for the state competition while placing in 22 separate events!

Congratulations to the following state qualifiers: Richard Budny, Nathan Dimmer, Megan Finnerty, Eric Gohl, Cameron Hempton, Logan Malone, Thomas McCarty, David Moss, Nathan Sesti, Grace Sielinski, and Valentina Vargas.

CHS teachers Kevin Smith and Melissa Shaffer organized and supervised the students' participation in the competition.

Take a look at a complete list of events and results:

Management Marketing & Human Resource Concepts4Eric Gohl
Management Marketing & Human Resource Concepts3Nathan Dimmer
Financial Math & Anaysis6Valentina Vargas
Financial Math & Anaysis5David Moss
Financial Math & Anaysis3
Meghan Finnerty
Java Programming3Nathan Sesti
Java Programming2Richard Budny
Business Spelling5Eric Gohl
C++ Programming5Richard Budny
C++ Programming3Thomas McCarty
Computer Programming Concepts2Richard Budny
SDL Database Fundamentals1Nathan Sesti
PC Servicing Troubleshooting1Nathan Dimmer
Personal Finance Management4
Meghan Finnerty
Administrative Support Concepts5Nathan Dimmer
Business Meeting Management6
Cameron Hempton
Business Meeting Management5Grace Sielinski
Business Meeting Management1Nathan Dimmer
Computer Network Technology5Logan Malone
Computer Network Technology1Nathan Dimmer
Medical Office Procedures3
Cameron Hempton
IT Concepts1Nathan Dimmer
Prepared Speech5Valentina Vargas

The 47th Annual BPA State Leadership Conference will be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on March 14-17, 2019. The parade of presidents, workshops, state officer elections, Workplace Skills Assessment Program events and a semi-formal dinner are highlights of the conference. Studentelegates will have the opportunity to meet people and make many new friends. More than 100 schools located throughout the state were represented at the conference.

Business Professionals of America is the premier CTSO (Career and Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in business management, information technology, finance, office administration and other related career fields.

With 45,000 members in over 1,800 chapters across 25 states and Puerto Rico, BPA is a co-curricular organization that supports business and information technology educators by offering co-curricular exercises based on national standards.

As a co-curricular activity, Business Professionals of America has the ability to enhance student participation in professional, civic, service and social endeavors. Business Professionals of America members participate in these activities to accomplish its goals of self-improvement, leadership development, professionalism, community service, career development, public relations, student cooperation and safety and health.

A major program of Business Professionals of America is the Workplace Skills Assessment Program (WSAP). The WSAP prepares students to succeed and assesses real world business skills and problem solving abilities in finance, management, IT and computer applications. It is BPA's showcase program and facilitates students demonstrating their career skills at regional, state and national conferences in more than 90 competitive events.

About Clarkston Community Schools: Clarkston is a highly regarded school district with an enrollment of 7,500 students. We have seven elementary schools (K-5), one middle school serving grades 6-7, one junior high for grades 8-9, and Clarkston High School, which serves students in grades 10-12. We also have an Early Childhood Center serving children ages 3-5, and an alternative high school/community education facility. Each Clarkston Community Schools' student is fully engaged in a globally focused education, from preschool through graduation, that fosters in students a sense of self, perspective, responsibility/ownership, and contribution. The mission of Clarkston Community Schools is to cultivate thinkers, learners and positive contributors to a global society.

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