Triton’s Business Professionals of America (BPA) chapter took care of business at the Regional Competition on Thursday, January 5 when 30 members won State Trips. Roughly 275 students from ten area schools competed at Regionals, which was held at Rochester Community and Technical College.
“Triton BPA has a great tradition of success, but I believe this is the most students we’ve ever had win a trip to State,” said Advisor Rebecca Goossens. “They continually push themselves, gain new skills, and put in the work, and this is no small matter.”
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 seven from each event earned trips to the State BPA Conference and Competition to be held March 9-11 against roughly 1,500 other students from schools across the state.