COLUMBUS, Ohio- Eleven Riverside High School students enrolled in the Ohio Hi-Point Business and Media Arts satellite program competed at the Business Professionals of America (BPA) State Leadership Conference in March. Four advanced to the national competition.
Philip Corwin placed first in state in Banking and Finance; Helena Faluder placed second in state in Keyboarding Production; Hunter Kreglow placed third in state in Interviewing Skills; and Monica Hurley placed fifth in state in Fundamental Desktop Publishing.
Four students received the prestigious Torch Award. The Torch Award focuses on leadership, service, cooperation, knowledge, friendship, love, hope, faith and patriotism. Tanner Lane, Lindsey Hall, Jasmine Bryant and Christian Downing were four of the 88 Ohio BPA students who received the honor. After completing a series of activities, the students log the activities in an online Torch Resume.
The National Ambassador Torch Award is given at the national level and requires 70 points in each Torch category. An Ambassador is defined as “a diplomatic official of the highest rank appointed and accredited as representative of the organization.”
The advancing Riverside/Ohio Hi-Point BPA students will join over 5,000 other delegates from across the nation at the Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, CA, May 6- May 10, 2015.