Special to the Register
Valley View —
VALEY VIEW — Valley View High School sophomore, Austin Grant, will attend the Business Professionals of America (BPA) 2013 National Leadership Conference, “Uncover Your Magic,” in Orlando, Fla. May 8-12.
He will join over 5,000 other conference delegates from across the nation to participate in national level business skills competitions, workshops, general sessions, and the national officer candidate campaigns and elections. Besides having the opportunity to excel, he will experience the city of Orlando, Fla.
“The conference will be the culmination of a school year’s worth of business education and training which members of the Valley View High School chapter of Business Professionals of America have received,” said chapter advisor, Barbara Westbrook, who teaches Business and Technology courses.
Austin recently placed third at the Texas BPA State Leadership Conference in his event, Entrepreneurship, in which he developed a business plan and presented it to a panel of judges.
He will now take his project to the national level.
Business Professionals of America is a national organization for high school, college, and middle school students preparing for careers in business and information technology.
The organization’s activities and programs complement classroom instruction by giving students practical experience through application of the skills learned at school. Business Professionals of America acts as a cohesive agent in the nationwide networking of education and business and industry.
BPA is contributing to the preparation of a worldclass workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills.
Business Professionals of America is assisted in this endeavor with financial support from corporations and companies including AICPA, MarketPad.biz and Certiport, who sponsor BPA’s National Leadership Conference, and member career building programs and scholarships.