Bedford BPA students advance to states
Twenty-four students from Bedford High School attended the Business Professionals of America (BPA) Regional Leadership Conference on January 7.
Seven of those students will move on to the State Leadership Conference in Grand Rapids from March 10-13 to compete in nine events.
BPA is the nation’s leading CTSO (Career and Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in business management, information technology, finance, accounting, office administration, and other business-related career fields.
Bedford High's BPA advisor Gina Lundquist noted that with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic disrupting past events, even the upperclassmen are "rookies" in attending a leadership conference. That lack of in-person experience did not hinder these students, with Lundquist saying she is "exceptionally proud of this 'new' group of students and how successful they were in their first competition."
An additional four-to-six BPA students from Bedford will be attending the SLC as voting delegates and virtual event participants. All delegates will participate in open events, leadership activities, and college fairs.