Triton’s Business Professionals of America (BPA) chapter found success yet again at their Regional Competition, where 15 members won State Trips. The competition was held Wednesday, January 5 at Rochester Community and Technical College, where Triton competed against ten other area schools and roughly 250 other students.
“I think our students were excited to be able to have a ‘normal’ competition,” said Triton BPA Advisor Rebecca Goossens. “We had to compete virtually last year due to COVID, so a lot of these kids missed out on the full experience. It was really fun to see them get the full competition and conference experience and have so much success.”
Students competed individually and in teams in a variety of categories including accounting, video editing, web design, graphic design, podcast creation, computer programming, health administration, information technology, legal procedures, and small business management. The competitions required students to learn and develop numerous soft and hard skills and abilities and then demonstrate their knowledge by taking a test, creating a project, or presenting to a judge. Local industry and community leaders with real-life experience judged the contest events, and the top five from each event earned trips to the State BPA Conference and Competition to be held the second week of March against roughly 1,500 other students from schools across the state.
“Triton BPA has a long history of success, and our students this year just continued to add to our legacy,” said Goossens. “I’m really, really proud of our students, and I hope our communities realize the significance of their achievements.”