Fourteen students from the Riverside Business Professionals of America (BPA) chapter competed at the Ohio BPA Leadership Conference the week of March 13 in Columbus.
Jadzia Cafe’ placed third in Fundamental Desktop Publishing, advancing to the National BPA Leadership Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, in May.
Several individuals and teams from the Riverside BPA chapter placed in the top 10 including:
· Riverside’s Economic Research Team consisting of Conor Osborn, Lane Willoby, Kyle Knight and Alonzo Stotler
· Samantha Neeley competed in Economic Research
· Trevor Hillard competed in Extemporaneous Speech
· Tylor Eaton scored above an 85 percent in the open contest of Financial Math & Analysis
Also during the conference, 19 students received Statesman Torch Awards, the most Torch awards received by a school at the awards ceremony. The BPA Torch Awards Program encourages students to complete activities and earn points in seven categories: leadership, service, cooperation, knowledge, friendship, hope/faith, and patriotism. A Statesman Torch Award requires 50 points in each Torch category. A Statesman is defined as “one who is a leader in the promotion of the public good and in national affairs.”
The Riverside BPA chapter is part of Ohio Hi-Point Career Center’s Media Arts and Business satellite programs at the high school. The instructors are Michelle Weadock and Lindsay Wyan.
Submitted by the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center.