Skip to main content.

WITC students compete at BPA Nationals

Eight WITC students traveled to California to compete at the national BPA leadership conference. Left to right beginning with bottom row are:  Patricia Roettger, Sue Davis, Kathy Berends.  Middle row: Tom Pedersen (WITC instructor), Stephanie Larsen and Adrian Potting.   Top Row:  Kevin Salmon (WITC instructor), Selena Buerkle, Stephanie Formo and Angela Hughes.

(6/2/10): When it comes to competing at state and national competitions, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College students make it clear they are a force to reckon with. A group of eight students from WITC-New Richmond recently competed in the national 2010 Business Professionals of America (BPA) National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif.

Sue Davis (Hudson) placed second in Insurance Concepts, and three WITC students are among the Top 10 in Advanced Accounting at the national level:  Adrian Potting (Osceola), Angela Hughes (Osceola) and Davis.

Other students attending the national competition include Kathy Berends (Glenwood City), Stephanie Larsen (Centuria), Patricia Roettger (Downing), Selena Buerkle (Woodville), and Stephanie Formo (Somerset). The group competed in state competition in Madison earlier in the year and qualified for national competition in California. The students held fundraisers to raise the money needed for the trip, with many area businesses, students and community members supporting their efforts with donations.

Through involvement in BPA, students build lasting relationships with community business circles and have opportunities for personal and professional growth, travel and new experiences. Members participate in leadership development, activities, workshops and conferences. The BPA advisors are WITC instructors Linda Richie, Tom Pedersen and Kevin Salmon.