M State students claim top spots in BPA competition

Amanda Jacobs (left) and Hanah Jenson

Amanda Jacobs (left) and Hanah Jenson

Two Minnesota State Community and Technical College students scored in the Top Ten nationally and were on hand for a world record that was set during the recent 2016 Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference.

In the BPA national competitive events, Amanda Jacobs of Fargo won 2nd place in the category of Personal Financial Management, and Hanah Jenson of Detroit Lakes placed 9th in the Database category.

Jacobs and Jenson both are enrolled in accounting programs on M State’s Moorhead campus.

Also representing the M State BPA chapter at the convention was the chapter’s advisor, business instructor Nancy Stigen, and alum Kari Larson of Harwood, N.D., who was recognized for her success in promoting BPA in the BPA Alumni Walk of Fame.

The convention, held May 5-8 in Boston, celebrated BPA’s 50-year anniversary by breaking the Guinness World Records title for the largest-ever gathering of people wearing tie-die. More than 1,500 students, advisors, alumni and partners gathered in the center field bleachers at Fenway Park to set the world record.

BPA is a national organization for college, high school and middle school students who are preparing for careers in business and information technology. More than 6,500 students from across the nation participated in the organization’s business skills competitions, workshops and general sessions in Boston.

Posted in News on May 20, 2016 at 9:34 am