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Clarkston Business Professionals of America (BPA) Students Advance to Nationals

Clarkston Business Professionals of America (BPA) Students Advance to Nationals

Eight Clarkston High School students competed in the Business Professionals of America 2019 State Leadership Competition held March 15-17 in Grand Rapids, MI. Four students qualified for the National Leadership Conference taking place May 1-5, 2019 in Anaheim, CA.

Congratulations to our Clarkston BPA chapter advisor Kevin Smith and students:

  • Richard Budny
  • Nathan Dimmer
  • Cameron Hempton
  • Logan Malone
  • Thomas McCarty
  • David Moss
  • Laura Norrito
  • Nathan Sesti

STATESMAN TORCH AWARD

  • Nathan Dimmer
  • David Moss

COMPUTER NETWORKING TECHNOLOGIES

  • 1st place – Nathan Dimmer

PC SERVICING & TROUBLESHOOTING

  • 1st place – Nathan Dimmer

C++ PROGRAMMING

  • 2nd place – Richard Budny

SQL DATABASE FUNDAMENTALS

  • 5th place – Nathan Sesti

JAVA PROGRAMMING

  • 2nd place – Nathan Sesti
  • 3rd place – Richard Budny

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CONCEPTS

  • Gold – Nathan Dimmer

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS

  • Gold – Richard Budny
  • Silver – Nathan Sesti
  • Bronze – Nathan Dimmer

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT CONCEPTS

  • Silver – Nathan Dimmer

FINANCIAL MATH & ANALYSIS CONCEPTS

  • Gold – David Moss

"The state conference was a fantastic learning experience and opportunity to competitively realize my rarities," said Nathan Sesti, a CHS junior.

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 nearly 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. Clarkston Community Schools students are well-prepared for a future that excites them, and believe that they can achieve their dreams. The mission of Clarkston Community Schools is to create a learning environment where students, staff, and families are challenged, healthy, engaged, safe, and supported.


Read more Clarkston Community Schools News at www.clarkston.k12.mi.us/news.

Media Contact: Mary Ellen Rowe, Marketing Director (248) 623-5460.