BISD Students Participate in National Leadership Conference

BISD Students Participate in National Leadership Conference
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Students and advisors of Brazosport High School participated in the National Leadership Conference of Business Professionals of America in Boston, MA. A total of 4 members from this chapter were among the approximate 6,000 students, advisors and guests from across the United States participating in the 50th National Leadership Conference.

Three students received the Ambassador Torch Award, one participated in competitive events, and all took Microsoft Office Certification Exam offered throughout the week. An Ambassador is defined as "a diplomatic official of the highest rank appointed and accredited as representative of the organization." The following students represented the Brazosport High School chapter: Ta’Keiyah Backman (Ambassador Torch, MOS PowerPoint), Michael Green (Ambassador Torch, MOS PowerPoint), Tatyana Green (Ambassador Torch, MOS PowerPoint), and Rosa Meza (17th – Fundamental Word Processing Skills).

The National Leadership Conference is a culmination of the hard work and effort put in by members throughout the year. It brings students from across the country together to participate, network and compete. Activities included general sessions with keynote speakers, business meetings, leadership workshops, contests, election of national officers, and tours of Boston sights and attractions! The highlights of the conference included the revival of legacy competitions such as typing and shorthand, a Golden Celebration at Fenway Park, setting a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title, and the presentation of the awards to the winners of the national contests.

“We wanted to celebrate this historic milestone for BPA by hosting a conference that 50-years from now our members can look back on and say they were a part of something amazing,” said Executive Director Kirk Lawson. “What better way to celebrate not only the past 50-years of our organization, but all the amazing accomplishments of our students and advisors than to hold the 50th National Leadership Conference in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.”

About Business Professionals of America Business Professionals of America, Inc. (BPA) is the leading career technical student organization (CTSO) for students pursuing careers in business management, information technology, office administration, marketing and other related career fields. Established in 1966, BPA is an intra-curricular national membership organization dedicated to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic and technological skills. The organization serves secondary, post-secondary and middle level students and educators by offering programs based on national standards spanning five career pathways: finance, business administration, management information systems, digital communication & design and management, marketing & communication.      

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