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BPA State 2019

BPA State 2019
Posted on 03/12/2019
BPA State 2019Battle Lake students earn recognition at Minnesota Business Professionals of America conference.

Battle Lake, MN - 18 students from Battle Lake participated in the annual Minnesota Business Professionals of America (BPA) State Leadership Conference in Minneapolis, MN, March 7-9, 2019. During the school year, over 1,700 Minnesota BPA student members take part in the organization’s competitive events program, allowing them to compete in nearly 60 events focused in the areas of finance, business administration, management information systems, digital communication & design, and management, marketing & communication.

The competitions are designed to prepare students to succeed and assesses real-world business skills and problem solving abilities. After qualifying earlier this year, regional winners put their talents to the test during the State Leadership Conference. Students receiving state recognition include:

■ Blake Alonzo – Fundamental Word Processing 
■ Abby Bellig - Ambassador Torch Award System
■ Fern Brackin – Advanced Office Systems and Procedures
■ Kayne Cameron – Basic Office Systems and Procedures
■ Eli Carlson - Administrative Support Concepts
■ Kate Christensen – Personal Financial Management
■ Halie Johnson – Basic Office Systems and Procedures
■ Leah Koltes – Basic Office Systems and Procedures
■ Brian Seip – Banking and Finance 
■ Wyatt Severson – Basic Office Systems and Procedures
■ Makenna Tysdal - Advanced Office Systems & Procedures
■ Drew Young – Computer Security & Torch Award

 This May, Brian Seip, Fern Brackin, Wyatt Severson, Leah Koltes, Kayne Cameron, Blake Alonzo, Drew Young, Abby Bellig, Makenna Tysdal, Eli Carlson and Kate Christensen will travel to Anaheim, CA to compete with 5,500 top students from across the United States at the 53rd Annual National Leadership Conference – the pinnacle of BPA competition.. 

BPA State 2019
Row 1:  Abby Bellig, Makenna Tysdal, Isaac Hallberg, Wyatt Severson, Eli Carlson, Nick VanErp
Row 2: Blake Alonzo, Drew Young, Kayne Cameron, Brian Seip, Jasmine Malone
Row 3: Fern Brackin, Kate Christensen, Adysen Tysdal, Dani Anderson, Kya Ambuehl, Leah Koltes
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