Three place in Top Ten at national BPA competition

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Left to Right: Shane Brekke, Brittney Housholder, Kari Larson, Amanda Rueda De Leon and Constance Pearson

Three students from the Moorhead campus of Minnesota State Community and Technical College claimed Top Ten awards at the recent national Business Professionals of America Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif.

M State BPA Advisor Nancy Stigen also was honored at the conference for 25 years of service to the organization, which prepares students for careers in business and information technology.

M State student award winners were:

Amanda Rueda De Leon of Fargo, 3rd place in Interview Skills and 7th place in Fundamental Spreadsheets.

Brittney Housholder of Fargo, 7th place in Banking & Finance and 9th place in Managerial Accounting.

Kari Larson of Harwood, 9th place in Prepared Speech.

More than 5,000 BPA members nationwide attended the conference May 6-10 to compete, showcase their business skills and develop their leadership skills. Also representing M State were Shane Brekke and Constance Pearson, who qualified to compete by placing in the Top Ten in the state-level BPA completion earlier this year.

The Moorhead chapter is coached by Stigen and M State business instructor Shelley Lundborg.

Posted in News on May 13, 2015 at 2:34 pm