Parliamentary Procedure group won 2nd place at BPA Nationals

April 26-30, 2023, Central Tech attended the National Leadership Conference for Business Professionals of America (BPA), April 26-30, 2023, in Anaheim, CA. 

Central Tech’s Business & Information Technology students displayed exceptional skills, bringing home a first-place individual and a second-place team medal. Trent Fine, postsecondary student from Stroud, received first place in the Presentation Individual category, the National Postsecondary Recruiter of the Year award, and National Voting Delegates for Oklahoma (Postsecondary). Katy Knapp from Cleveland, Andrew Wyre from K12, Dezirae White from Cushing, and Aliviah Jolly from Mannford placed second in Parliamentary Procedure Team (Secondary). 

As a group, the chapter received several awards, including the Ambassador Torch Awards, numerous BPA Cares National Chapter Awards, and National Voting Delegates for Oklahoma (Secondary). In addition, Maggie Battles from Ripley and Aspen Nelson from Hominy will hold state officer positions.

As a leading Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO) in the nation, BPA offers students a unique chance to gain valuable skills and forge important connections. Membership in BPA opens doors to a variety of engaging learning tracks which help students enhance their core knowledge and prepare for success in today’s competitive business landscape. By joining BPA, students can pursue careers in fields such as Business Administration, Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, and Small Business Entrepreneurship.  

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