Crown Point Business Professionals 'bull dogged' their way to state

2013-02-06T12:05:00Z Crown Point Business Professionals 'bull dogged' their way to stateLisa Keene | Crown Point Community School Corporation nwitimes.com

CROWN POINT | Once again, the Business Professionals of America chapter at Crown Point High School has qualified to compete in the State Leadership Conference to be held in Indianapolis from March 10 through 12.

On Jan. 12, the Crown Point High School B.P.A. "Bull Dogged” their way through the District Leadership Conference competition held at Lake Central High School, where they competed against other high school students in a number of business events. Students with the top scores in each event progress to the state leadership competition where more than 2,000 B.P.A. student members will compete.

The mission of Business Professionals of America is to contribute to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, academic, citizenship, and technological skills. Business Professionals of America are committed to developing the best possible career and technical education organization for students in the U.S. The measure of its success will be the highly competent and skilled professionals providing business and industry workforce professionals who maintain the economic vitality and high quality of life.

“This year, we had a diverse group of events and everyone performed at their best," Crown Point High School B.P.A. Advisor Mary Bachnak said. "Whether they qualified for the state competition or not, it is a terrific learning experience for everyone!”

Qualifying students are Hayley Bordui, Fundamental Accounting; Sam Beishuizen, Legal Office Procedures; Zoie Matthews, Michael Hillyard, Steven Medina and Joe Ising, Economic Research Project Team; Sarah Reed, Human Resource Management; Shelby Kiger, Alicia Perez, Nick Zaberdac, Global Marketing Team; Alicia Perez, Presentation Management Individual; Caroline Doolin, George Mirabella, Andre Hatami, Small Business management Team; Rhythm Dhillon, Kathy Cacovski and Christina Tran, Presentation Management Team.

Other participants included Vanessa Haro, Extemporaneous Speech and Interview Skills; Steven Medina, Prepared Speech.

Students are seeking sponsors to raise funds for the State Leadership Conference. Students will need $250 each to attend.

Anyone interested in sponsoring a student or donating toward their efforts can send any donation amount to Mrs. Mary Bachnak, Crown Point High School, 1500 S. Main St., Crown Point, IN 46307. Checks should be made payable to C.P.H.S. B.P.A.

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