WITC students compete at BPA Nationals
(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.