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Submitted Photo Triton’s BPA chapter had eight members qualifying as National Finalists. The finalists included Lydia Stanton, Ari Wennes, Liam Dostal, Weston Haugen, Phineas Quella, Talia Kelley, Kaitlyn Krupa, and Katya Wheeler.

Triton BPA shines on national stage

Triton’s Business Professionals of America (BPA) chapter had yet another record-breaking performance at the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif. on April 26-30 with eight National Finalists.

Triton BPA built upon their historic 15 members winning trips to the National Conference and Competition when Katerina Wheeler placed 6th in the nation in Computer Modeling, Ari Wennes placed 8th in Health Administration Procedures, the News Broadcast Team of Talia Kelley, Kaitlyn Krupa, and Lydia Stanton placed 10th, and the News Broadcast Team of Liam Dostal, Weston Haugen, and Phineas Quella graced the stage at the Grand Award Ceremony as National Finalists.

Triton’s other competitors placed within the top 20-50% of their competitions (Mariah Busch- 19th in Health Administration and Paige DeVetter- 35th in Desktop Publishing), making for a solid performance all-around. Finally, as part of his Minnesota State BPA presidential duties, Wyatt Bendickson represented the state of Minnesota on stage in the Parade of Flags and served as the Head Voting Delegate during the National Officer Elections.

“On top of just being plain outstanding in their competitions, making it to the National competition provides these students with so many unique opportunities and benefits that will serve them throughout their life,” said Advisor Rebecca Goossens. “If you were to look at Triton’s Profile of a Graduate, they displayed every characteristic throughout our trip, and I couldn’t be prouder of them.”

Approximately 6,500 students from across the United States vied for top honors in the 57th National Leadership Conference. Conference activities included general sessions with keynote speakers, business meetings, certification exams, contests, election of national officers, community service activities, a Walk for Special Olympics, and tours of southern California sights and attractions.

“For students and chapter advisors attending the National Leadership Conference, the event is the culmination of a year’s work,” said Steven J. Mitchell, BPA’s executive director/CEO. “We [are proud to] celebrate these students for the energy they have devoted to advancing to nationals in competitive events, sharpening their leadership and career skills and contributing to community betterment through service.”

 

 

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