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By Laura Bullis
Lincoln Public Schools 

Lincoln Students fare well at BPA National Conference

 

Last updated 5/18/2022 at 11:48am

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BPA students Maddie Davis, Remi Dietz, Damion Birkholz, Hailey Smith, Delia tolan, Makenna Copenhaver, Elijah Barnett, and Kayden Tybo pose with the BPA logo

It was another stellar year for Montana at the 2022 National Business Professionals of America Leadership Conference, which was held May 5-8 in Dallas, Texas.

Five thousand one hundred sixty eight individuals from 23 state associations and three international countries attended. The Montana's delegation represented six secondary chapters, seven middle level chapters and one post-secondary chapter. A total Montana Association representation of 471 attendees (365 students, 64 advisors and 42 guests) were present.

The following Lincoln middle-level students finished in the top ten in their respective events:

3rd Place:

Makenna Copenhaver,

Lincoln Middle School, Human Resource Exploration-ML

5th Place:

Elijah Barnett,

Lincoln Middle School, Business Fundamentals Concepts-ML

7th Place:

Remi Dietz,

Lincoln Middle School, Human Resource Exploration-ML

10th Place:

Maddi Davis & Elijah Barnett,

Lincoln Middle School, Web Site Design Team-ML

Elijah Barnett,

Lincoln Middle School, Business Math Concepts-ML

Montana BPA once again had an unbelievable year with members being recognized for their community service involvement. Montana BPA was awarded the 2022 Professional Cup for the Secondary Level which is the most prestigious honor a state can receive!

The BPA Cares Program recognizes schools that participated in service-learning programs: marketing and public relations, as well as chapter activities award of excellence. Our Lincoln Public Schools was recognized for their community service efforts with their highway clean-up done with the Ponderosa Snow Warriors, our Special Olympics fundraising and the annual clothing giveaway done at the end of the school year for students.

Roger Dey

Elijah Barnett waves from Lincoln Volunteer Fire Rescue's Engine 3 the firefighters paraded the BPA students through town Tuesday morning, May 3 ahead of their departure to the 2022 National Business Professionals of America Leadership Conference in Dallas.

Members attended leadership training workshops, participated in service-learning activities, volunteered and competed in the Workplace Skills Assessment Program. Both Damion Birkholz, our Chapter President, and Delia Tolan, our Chapter Secretary, served as interns at the conference. They were able to work different events to better understand what happens behind the scenes.

Business Professionals of America is the leading Career and Technical Student Organization for student pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology, health administration and other related career fields.

Our BPA chapter would like to take a moment to thank the Lincoln community and beyond who helped make this experience possible. We are humbled by the amount of generous support our chapter received to help create more opportunities for these students! We hope to continue growing this chapter and making more opportunities and memories with this outstanding organization.

Thank you for all of the support!

 

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