(L-R) Katy Knapp, Aliviah Jolly, Andy Wyre, Juliana Schule, Josh Fine, Charlotte Sipes, Kynzee Terrell: 1st Place, Parliamentary Procedure Team (S)

Central Tech attended the BPA State Leadership Conference from March 4-6, 2024, held at the Cox Business Convention Center located in Tulsa, OK.

Central Tech is excited to share the outstanding achievements of our students in more than 30 events, with 28 qualifiers advancing to nationals in Chicago, IL, scheduled for May 10-14, 2024. We would like to give special recognition to Athena Frank, Business & Information Technology Instructor at Drumright, Angela Brownfield, Business & Information Technology Instructor at Sapulpa, and Joe Kennedy, Digital Media Instructor at Drumright, for guiding students to victory in their events. Congratulations to all students on their achievements!

We are proud to acknowledge the exceptional accomplishments of our students at Central Tech. Together, they have been honored with numerous awards, including 3-2-1 Grow Chapter for Drumright and Sapulpa, Platinum Chapter, Community Service, Environmental Action Awareness, Safety Awareness, Special Olympics, Marketing & Communications, Quality Chapter, and Chapter Award of Excellence (for both secondary and postsecondary categories) for Drumright. Frank received the Lifetime Achievement award, recognizing her outstanding dedication to BPA. Each campus had students, Chloe Bell (Sapulpa) and Charlotte Sipes (Drumright), elected as state officers. Additionally, students were recognized individually for their contributions. Drumright students Katy Knapp, Dezirae White, Aliviah Jolly, Maggie Battles, Noah Gosney, Priscilla Rogers, Aspen Nelson, and Layla Hicks received Torch awards. Recruiter of the Year and Member of the Year awards were received by Maggie Battles (secondary) and Dezirae White (postsecondary). Also, Maggie Battles was granted the Gina Hubbard Scholarship. Chloe Bell, Brooke Sharkey, and Edie Tillery, students from Sapulpa, were awarded the Oklahoma BPA Merit Scholar. What a successful event for Central Tech students!

“Our Central Tech BPA Chapter is one of the best in the state, and it is fun to witness the friendships and skills these students develop over the year. However, the real joy comes from seeing our students up on the stage and seeing how important it is from them to be recognized for their hard work and commitment,” said Nancy Overton, Central Tech’s assistant campus director on the Drumright campus.

As the top Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) nationwide, BPA provides students with a special opportunity to develop essential skills and build valuable relationships. Being part of BPA gives access to diverse learning opportunities that assist students in improving their fundamental knowledge and getting ready for the challenging business environment today. Through BPA membership, students can explore careers paths in Business Administration, Computer Programming, Finance & Accounting, Graphic & Web Design, Human Resources, Information Technology, Small Business Entrepreneurship, and Video Production.