Posted March 14, 2011
Eighteen Idaho State University business education students competed in the Business Professionals of American State Leadership Conference in Boise in March and qualified in 36 events, winning numerous awards and helping earn ISU's spot in the National Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. later this year.
Members of the Business Professionals of American in the ISU business education program brought home more than 31 individual awards including first place in basic office systems & procedures, interview skills, prepared speech, video production, desktop publishing, presentation management team, and video production team.
Six members also earned their Torch Award for service at the state level. The Torch Award allows student members to complete activities in the seven Torch categories which are leadership, service, cooperation, knowledge, friendship, love, hope, faith and patriotism. Members Kayla Bailey, Gabe Rivas, Rebecca Kelsch, Anna Aldous, Matt Noble and KC Harding received a certificate and statesmen pin for their achievements.
As part of the State Leadership Conference, ISU student Mireya Martinez was also newly elected Business Professionals of America State Historian. With her new position, Martinez will represent the Idaho Association as an Idaho BPA State Officer during the National Leadership Conference.
"I see becoming a member of the Business Professionals of America, Idaho Association's Post-secondary officer team as a tremendous opportunity to make a difference," said Martinez.