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Academy Students Compete in Leadership Conference

The Academy Business Students Compete in Indiana Region 11

Business Professionals of America Leadership Conference
Academy Students

(From Left to Right, Back Row: Zayn Karim, Kali Barnhill, Sidney Thomas, Anna Porter, Corbin Jones, Alyvia Koharchick, Sage Sherfick, Rowan Morse. From Left to Right, Middle Row: Sammy Ireland, Amy Martin, Jasmine Erlien, Faith Fleck, Cassandra Mendes. Front Row: Joann Novak, Advisor)


Students from The Academy of Science and Entrepreneurship attended the Business Professionals of America (BPA) 2016 Region 11 Leadership Conference, at Ivy Tech Community College- Bloomington on Saturday, December 3, 2016. These students competed in a variety of business skill competitions to earn awards and the privilege to represent The Academy at the Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference to be held in March.  

Award Winners

 Kali Barnhill

President Elect – Region 11

3rd - Extemporaneous Speech

3rd - Prepared Speech


Jasmine Erlien

2nd - Integrated Office Applications

2nd - Administrative Support Team


Trinity Fleck

4th - Basic Office Systems and Procedures

4th – Advanced Interview Skills


Samantha Ireland

2nd – Administrative Support Team


Corbin Jones

2nd – Basic Office Systems & Procedures

2nd – Presentation Management Team


Zayn Karim

1st – Extemporaneous Speech

2nd – Advanced Interview Skills


Alyvia Koharchick

Current Region 11 President

2nd – Presentation Management Team


Amy Martin

1st - Advanced Interview Skills

2nd – Legal Office Procedures


Cassandra Mendes

1st – Graphic Design Promotion

2nd – Administrative Support Team


Rowan Morse

3rd – Intermediate Word Processing


Anna Porter

2nd – Presentation Management Team

1st – Integrated Office Applications


Sage Sherfick

1st – Advanced Office Systems & Procedures

3rd – Graphic Design Promotion

Diplomat Torch Award


Sidney Thomas

2nd – Presentation Management Team

3rd – Human Resource Management

Diplomat Torch Award

About Business Professionals of America

Business Professionals of America is the premier CTSO (Career and Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields. BPA has 45,000 members in over 1,800 chapters in 25 states and Puerto Rico. BPA is a co-curricular organization that supports business and information technology educators by offering co-curricular exercises based on national standards.

A major program of Business Professionals of America is the Workplace Skills Assessment Program (WSAP). The WSAP prepares students to succeed and assesses real world business skills and problem solving abilities in finance, management, IT and computer applications. It is BPA's showcase program and facilitates students demonstrating their career skills at regional, state and national conferences in more than 90 competitive events.

As a co-curricular activity, Business Professionals of America has the ability to enhance student participation in professional, civic, service and social endeavors. Business Professionals of America members participate in these activities to accomplish its goals of self-improvement, leadership development, professionalism, community service, career development, public relations, student cooperation and safety and health.