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On March 10-12, 14 Charlo High School students (Haley Berkram, Trinceton Brown, Alyssa Doty, Shirley Firestone, Tonya Hertz, Abby Knight, Michaela Krahn, Jordan Ludeman, Timber Munson, Shayna Nagy, Chance Robles, McKalistar Rosenbaum, Aspen Runkel, and Mackenzie Savage) competed at the Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference in Billings. More than 1,200 students from 83 schools across the state attended the conference. In addition to competing in their respective events, the students attended workshops, general sessions, listened to a keynote speaker, and participated in the election of the state leadership team. Business Professionals of America is the leading career technical student organization for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields. BPA has more than 43,000 members in over 2,300 chapters in 23 states. The mission of BPA is to contribute to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills.  

Two students placed in the top five in their respective events, qualifying for the national conference in Orlando, Fla., May 8-11. Trinceton Brown placed second in advanced spreadsheet applications, and Alyssa Doty placed fifth in integrated office applications. It will cost approximately $1,800 for each student to attend the national leadership conference. In addition to district funds, students will be fundraising to help pay for the trip. If you would like to help these students pay for the trip, please contact BPA Advisor Mike Krahn at Charlo High School, (406) 644-2206, ext. 234.   

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