Tartan’s Business Professionals of America (BPA) had outstanding results at their Regional Conference at Century College on January 9, 2014. BPA is the national career and technical education student organization for students preparing for careers in the business world.
Overall, 29 of the 31 Tartan BPA members medaled and qualified for the next round of competition – the State Conference in March. “We had nine first place finishes as well as the Region 2 officers of President and Vice President officiating, so the Tartan BPA presence was clearly felt!” says proud Tartan BPA Chapter Advisor Vicki Kapaun. Three students had an exceptional day – Matt Duggan qualified in five events and Kang Yang and Feng Thao each qualified in three events. Seventeen other students qualified in two events. There were 9 schools and 278 total students competing.
1st Place honors were awarded to the following Tartan BPA members: Matt Duggan (Payroll Accounting), Medicine Lee (Keyboarding Production), Surina Lee (Basic Office Systems & Procedures), Jessica Yang (Legal Office Systems & Procedures), Pa Doua Chee Moua (Medical Office Systems & Procedures), Pachee Yang (Computer Network Technology), Cheng Mor Vang (Network Admin.-Microsoft), Fwjchim Moua (Computer Security) and the Computer Animation Team of Kong Thao, Qoua Thao, Michael Xiong and Cheng Yang!
Second Place honors were earned by Heven Woledi (Medical Office Procedures), Mason Vang (Computer Network Technology), Andrew Yang (PC Servicing and Troubleshooting & Computer Security), Chia Xiong (Fundamentals of Web Design), Cody Vang (Graphic Design Promotion), Andrea Heinl (Presentation Management-Individual), the Administrative Support Team of Surina Lee, Pa Doua Chee Moua and Kendra Kong, the Video Production Team of Davis Moua, Cheng Mor Vang, Cheethum Yang and Kang Yang, and the Web Site Design Team of Chia Xiong and Isabelle Her.
Additional students qualifying for state (placing 3rd – 6th) are Tomi Olateju, Taylor Sharp, Feng Thao, Mai Lou Vang, Peter Vang, Ashley Yang, and Chee Meng Yang.
These students qualify to compete at the BPA State Conference in March in Minneapolis.
Finally, all 31 members earned a Diplomat Torch Award for their hours of work done in the areas of Service, Knowledge, Cooperation, Patriotism, and Leadership.
“I had high hopes for this year’s members, so it is so fun to see their hard work and dedication pay off!” - Chapter Advisor, Vicki Kapaun.