Buchtel BPA Students Impress Nationally

Buchtel BPA Students Impress Nationally
Posted on 05/25/2018
Below is a letter we wanted you to see from the teacher of the Business Professional Association students at Buchtel CLC. She and her students have just returned from the national competition in Dallas. We wanted her to give you the news, straight!​

Dear APS Community:​

We are back from the BPA National Leadership Conference which was held in Dallas with GREAT NEWS! Our students competed against the top finishers from across the nation in their categories. Gage Shaffer competed in Prepared Speech and finished in the TOP TEN in the nation! Yi'la Boswell competed in Keyboarding Production and finished 13th in the nation! What a phenomenal job these students did in our first year in BPA and in competition, to make it to the Nationals and finish where they did -- AWESOME JOB! This is what happens when our students dare to DREAM BIGGER (which was this year's BPA theme).

Not only did they compete, but they also had an opportunity to take part in a service project for our military personnel. I have shared some pictures below. Job well done!

Of course it was not all work and no play. Gage and Yi'la, along with their adviser Desiree' Reynolds and chaperone Jordan Preston, got a chance to venture out to enjoy the Texas weather, swim and spend some time at Ripley's Believe It or Not! At Ripley's, they had a chance to escape the mirror maze, laser race, play in the moving theater, dance with Michael Jackson and talk about it on Jimmy Kimmel Live thanks to the wax museum at Ripley's. It was a good time had by all.

In addition, our BPA students were recognized and honored with a Proclamation from Akron City Council at their ​
​meeting held Monday, May 21, 2018.

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