BPA 2023

This past Sunday through Tuesday (March 12-14, 2023), the Warsaw Area Career Center chapter of Business Professionals of America (BPA) participated in the Indiana BPA State Leadership Conference and competitions.

Molly Kissling campaigned and was elected to serve as Vice President of Administration on the Indiana BPA State Officer Leadership Team for the 2023-24 academic year.

A strong group of 31 future business leaders helped the group finish with a strong standing in the state. Although all competed in contests and participated in various leadership activities and trainings, the following placed especially high within the state in preparation for competing at the BPA National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California, in April:

Luke Ford: Financial Math & Analysis Concepts, 2nd place
Braden Rios: Financial Math & Analysis Concepts, 4th place
Mia Blocher: Meeting & Event Planning Concepts, 4th place
Ryun Hoffert: Parliamentary Procedures Concepts, 4th place
Braden Rios: Digital Marketing Concepts, 7th place
Trey Koontz & Braden Rios: Economic Research Team, 6th place
Molly Kissling: Entrepreneurship, 1st place
Blake Schnackenberg: Extemporaneous Speech, 1st place
Elizabeth Vander Bie: Presentation Individual, 5th place
Jacob Crump: Advanced Accounting, 8th place
Ryun Hoffert: Personal Financial Management, 4th place
Tessa Graney: Database Applications, 8th place
Ryun Hoffert: Business Law & Ethics, 3rd place
Isaac Price: C++ Programming, 4th place
Jobe Holderread: C++ Programming, 5th place
Kevin O’Neill: Java Programming, 5th place
Isaac Price: Python Programming, 5th place
Kyle Dille: Python Programming , 6th place
Jobe Holderread : Python Programming, 7th place

Business Professionals of America is the nation’s leading CTSO (Career and Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in business management, information technology, finance, accounting, office administration, and other business-related career fields.  The Warsaw chapter is sponsored by Mr. Steve Waldeck and Mr. Scott Schramm.

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