CROWN POINT | The Business Professionals of America chapter at Crown Point High School is headed to compete at the BPA State Leadership Conference in Indianapolis, March 16 to 18.
For the first time, all CPHS contestants qualified for state through competition in a number of business events at the District Leadership Conference held Jan. 18 at Portage High School. Students with top scores in each event progress to state, where more than 2,000 BPA members will compete.
“Students who compete in B.P.A. do so because of their love for business," CPHS adviser Mary Bachnak said. "Our students are enrolled in rigorous courses and take it upon themselves to also engage in this academic club where they are expected to perform at top levels to compete with students in business events from all across the state.
"BPA is the perfect competitive arena to prepare students for the business world.”
Qualifying CPHS students are Mike Hillyard in Fundamental Accounting; Kyle Venditti in Banking & Finance; Freddie Nino in Economic Research Individual; Zachary Gordon in Graphic Design Promotion; Ben Jasek in Digital Publishing InDesign and Prepared Speech; Kelsea Costello, Bayan Fares, and Madison McKendry in Interview Skills; Freddie Nino, Bayan Fares, Madison McKendry, and Allison Okeley in Video Production Team; Mike Hillyard, Shelby Kiger, and Ashley Wortel in Global Marketing; Andre Hatami, Christopher Mirabella, and Jamie Cocking in Small Business Management Team; Kelsea Costello, Rylee Ballard, and Mollie Bates in Administrative Support Team; Rhythm Dhillon, Zachary Gordon, Nick Grothaus, and Claire Olah in Presentation Management Team.