Worthington High School Business Professionals of America Chapter

                                            

Worthington High School is concerned with the business education and training of students for productive, satisfying careers; and offers students the opportunity to become involved with Business Professionals of America which is recognized by the United States Department of Education as a national career and technical student organization and an integral part of career and technical education. Business Professionals of America has members in 23 states preparing for careers as tomorrow’s business professionals. Business Professionals of America is helping to develop leadership abilities, competency in business, information technology, and office occupations, and interest in the American business system.

Business Professionals of America Week is celebrated in conjunction with National Career/Technical Education Week which is in February. WHS BPA students actively participate through local, region, state, and national officer elections; regularly attend weekly meetings; attend and participate in leadership conferences at the region, state, and national levels; run and manage the school store (design homecoming button and spirit merchandise) and concession stands (football, volleyball, soccer, wrestling, boys and girls basketball, and track); and help out local organizations that are in need of promotional or volunteer work by designing & printing buttons (parent night buttons), brochures (AOK club), flyers (Ducks Unlimited Greenwing), etc.

BPA Highlights

2017-2018

Business Professionals of America meetings will be held every Monday after school. The first meeting was held September 11, 2017 and new officers were elected and installed. The newly elected Worthington High School BPA officers are as follows: President, Sergio Sanchez; Vice President, Nicholas Ramirez; Secretary, Alvaro Fernandez; Treasurer, Andy Garcia; Historian, Alex Cuate; and Parlimentarian, Victor Villalobos. All BPA members are responsible for scheduling time to work in and manage the concession stands.

The Region 8 BPA Fall Leadership Conference was held September 27, 2017 in Granite Falls, MN. At the meeting regional officers were elected.  Nicholas Ramirez was elected as Region 8 Parliamentarian. The Minnesota State BPA FLC was held October 29-30, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton (Bloomington, MN). All regional officers must attend and new state officers will be elected. 

2nd Annual Super Smash Bros. Tournament will be held on October 20, 2017 at Worthington High School in Room 328 from 5-8 pm.  The BPA Chapter Service Project will be collecting lite canned fruit, boxed/bagged non sweetened cereal, and prepackaged 1 pound bags of dried beans (pinto, black, kidney) for the Mana Food Pantry.  Event will start with showcasing three BPA competitions and end with a tournament between students and staff.

2016-2017

BPA meetings will be held every Monday after school. The first meeting was held September 10, 2016 and new officers were elected and installed. The newly elected Worthington High School BPA officers are as follows: President, Alvaro Fernandez; Vice President, Sergio Sanchez; Secretary, Nicholas Ramirez; Treasurer, Doria Drost; Historian, Victor Villalobos; Parlimentarian, Victor Rivera; and Reporter, Nancy Morales Perez. All BPA members are responsible for scheduling time to work in and manage the concession stands.

The Region 8 BPA Fall Leadership Conference was held September 28, 2016 in Granite Falls, MN. At the meeting regional officers were elected.  Sergio Sanchez was elected as Region 8 Secretary. The Minnesota State BPA FLC was held November 6-7, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. All regional officers must attend and new state officers will be elected.

Students from Business Economics and BPA are working to develop a community service project to help a local family whose son was born premature.  Students have created their project and bands should arrive by January 4th.  "Bands for Ben" is up and running smoothly and are selling out fast.

2/20/17 - Students designed new spirit gear for the school store and it has arrived!

The Region 8 BPA Spring Leadership Conference was held February 3, 2017 in Granite Falls, MN.  The conference was a success as six members will be advancing to the State SLC in March.

2/8/17 - WHS just received the Minnesota Chapter of the Month Award for January.  Congratuations WHS BPA!

4/12/17 - Congratulations to Doria Drost, who will be attending the conference which is held in Orlando, FL, from May 9-14, 2017. Doria was just named the BPA Secondary National Ambassador of the Year which is a huge honor for her, WHS, and Minnesota. Doria achieved 2,105 points in seven different torch categories which set her above the rest of the students applying for the ambassador torch award. Categories include nine areas: cooperation, friendship, knowledge, leadership, love, hope, faith, patriotism, and service.  Doria also placed 1st in Human Resource Management at state which earned her a spot at the NLC competition.

2015-2016

BPA meetings will be held every Monday after school. The first meeting was held August 31, 2015 and new officers were elected and installed. The newly elected Worthington High School BPA officers are as follows: President, Christopher Mayorga; Vice President, Kenneth Garcia; Secretary, Monica Rivera; Treasurer, Alvaro Fernandez; Historian, Victor Rivera; Parlimentarian, Sergio Sanchez. All BPA members are responsible for scheduling time to work in and manage the concession stands.

The Region 8 BPA Fall Leadership Conference will be held September 30, 2015 in Granite Falls, MN. At the meeting regional officers will be elected. If you would like to run for an officer position, you must apply to Mrs. Troe by September 10, 2015. The Minnesota State BPA FLC will be held November 1-2, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. All regional officers must attend and new state officers will be elected. If you would like to run for an officer position, you must apply to Mrs. Troe by September 25, 2015.

The Region 8 BPA Spring Leadership Conference was held January 22, 2016.  Eight students competed in various competitions and three earned their Diplomat Torch Award.  Of the eight students, four will be advancing to state competition in March.

The State BPA Spring Leadership Conference was held March 10-12, 2016.  Christopher Mayorga competed in Digital Media Production and Extemporaneous Speech and also earned the Statesman Torch Award.  Christopher will be advancing to the NLC in May to earn his Ambassador Torch Award and possibly compete in Extemporaneous Speech.

2014-2015

BPA meetings will be held every Monday after school. The first meeting was held August 26, 2014 and new officers were installed at our meeting on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.  The newly elected Worthington High School BPA officers are as follows: President, Jamie Le; Vice President, Andrea Duarte; Secretary, Christopher Mayorga; Treasurer, Thipphapone Keovilay; Historian, Kenneth Garcia; Parlimentarian, Doria Drost.  All BPA members are responsible for scheduling time to work in and manage the concession stands.

The Region 8 BPA Fall Leadership Conference will be held September 24, 2014 in Granite Falls, MN.  At the meeting regional officers will be elected.  If you would like to run for an officer position, you must apply to Mrs. Troe by September 10, 2014.  The Minnesota State BPA FLC will be held November 2-3, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis.  All regional officers must attend and new state officers will be elected.  If you would like to run for an officer position, you must apply to Mrs. Troe by September 25, 2014.  Congratulations to Andrea Duarte for being elected to the Region 8 Officer team.