BPA earns multiple awards at national conference


Members of the Madison College Chapter of Business Professionals of America who competed at the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California, pose for a group photo. Individuals and teams competed in several categories. (Photo provided to The Clarion)

Kai Brito and Mackenzie Carstens, Staff Writer

The Madison College Chapter of Business Professionals of America (BPA) competed and won at the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California from April 26-30.
Students were able to attend the conference in-person thanks to school funding. They competed across a variety of subject areas including Finance, Business Administration, Digital Communication and Design and Health Administration.
BPA had nine students competing in more than 20 individual events and one team event.
Jason Nelson and Katrina Willis each were first-place finishers.
Jason Nelson, Katrina Willis, and Emily Cauthen were second-place finishers.
Mackenzie Carstens, Branden Metzler and Morgan Witthun were third-place finishers.
Mackenzie Carstens, Jason Nelson, Emily Cauthen and Katrina Willis were finalists.
Kai Brito and Michael Malone took second place in the team event.
While students were not competing, they enjoyed southern California by going to the Griffith Observatory, Hollywood Hills, Santa Monica/Venice Beach, Newport Beach, whale watching, Disneyland and enjoyed local culture and food.
Students are encouraged to join Business Professionals of America even if they are not in a business program. Stop by the Business and Accounting Lab for more information.