Eighteen members of Kiamichi Technology Center’s – Poteau Campus, Business Professionals of American recently attended the 2012 State Leadership Conference on March 6 – 7 in Okmulgee. The Keynote Speaker for the conference was Mark Black, best-selling author of the acclaimed self-help book, “Live Life from the Heart: 52 Weeks to a Life of Passion and Purpose”.
The students also competed in 16 events against competitors from across the state. After competing, the students traveled to the awards ceremony at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa. The following students all brought home awards:
High School Divison
Tannah Wilson of Poteau Top 10 in Prepared Speech
Top 10 in Integrated Office Applications
Irving Martinez of Poteau 2nd Place in Fundamentals of Web Design
Micah Hicks of Poteau Top 10 in Fundamentals of Web Design
Mariella Guerrero of Poteau Top 10 in Database Applications
Rebecca Collier of Poteau
Justin Frost of Wister
Cody Maxie of Leflore
Austin Bennett of Howe 1st Place in Network Design Team
Melissa Grado of Poteau Top 10 in Interview Skills
Top 10 in Fundamentals of Web Design
Abby Ives of Poteau Top 10 in Extemporaneous Speech
Melissa Green of Poteau Top 10 in Integrated Office Applications
2nd Place in Business Meeting Management
2nd Place in Administrative Support Concepts
Krystin Sulivant of Poteau Top 10 in Integrated Office Applications
Charlene Bolton of Poteau 2nd Place in Desktop Publishing
Julya Buckner of Heavener Top 10 in Integrated Office Applications
William Friddle of Panama Top 10 in Network Administration Using Microsoft Top 10 in Information Technology Concepts
Annette Vaughn of Spiro Top 10 in Desktop Publishing
Charlen Bolton of Poteau
Julya Buckner of Heavener
Krystin Sulivant of Poteau 2nd Place in Administrative Support Concepts Team
Melissa Green of Poteau
Todd Gage of Fort Smith
Dave Knox of Poteau
William Friddle of Panama 1st Place in Network Design Team
The students who placed first will be advancing to the National BPA Leadership Conference in Chicago on April 24 to 29. Nina Morgan, Business Administration & Information Technology instructor, and Burl Spears, Computer & Network Technology instructor, serve as the BPA Advisors for the Poteau Campus.
Business Professionals of America is the leading CTSO (Career Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields.
BPA has more than 51,000 members in over 2,300 chapters in 23 states. BPA is a “co-curricular” organization that supports business and information technology educators by offering curriculum based on national standards.
For more information on KTC and its BPA student organization call the Poteau Campus at 918-647-4525 or visit their website at www.ktc.edu. Become a fan of their facebook page at Kiamichi Tech Centers – Poteau. KTC is a member of the state CareerTech system.