The Chesterton High
School Business Professionals of America (BPA) Club participated in the BPA
State Leadership Conference on March 12 in Indianapolis. Three students,
Hadyn Malackowski (12), Xavier Pittman (11) and Max Cohen (11), qualified to
participate in the National Leadership Conference on May 1-5 in Anaheim,
The three state
winners and their events and places are: Haydn Malackowski - 5th place
Intermediate Word Processing and Fundamental Word Processing; Xavier Pittman
- Fundamental Account * (8th place) and Personal Finance (2nd place); Max
Cohen - Intermediate Word Processing (1st place).
The other students
that competed at the state level along with the events they competed in are
below. Those with an (*) next to their names made it to semi-finals.
- Business Law & Ethics; Samuel Teal * - Banking & Finance and Business Law
& Ethics; Gavin Bonner * - Entrepreneurship and Video Production team; John
Gerth - Fundamental Accounting; Jack Whitten * - Video Production Team;
David Sharp - Payroll Accounting; Nalani Malackowski - Advanced Office
Systems & Procedures; Robert Kallay - Database Applications; Azeez Lakhani *
- Prepared Speech; Aiden Li - Fundamentals of Web Design.
Professionals of America is a career and technical student organization
aiming to develop leadership, academic, and technological skills in the
workplace among students and leaders within the community.