Hobson High School sends students to Florida

Hobson High School students from left to right: Morgan Wertheimer, Chloe Derks, Alyssa Thomas, Claire Stevenson, Josi Kriskovich, Sami Connerton, Beau Drivdahl and Devyn Hughes.

Photo courtesy of Misty Longfellow-Kriskovich

The Hobson High School sent eight members to the National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida, which took place May 9-14. Over 5,800 students from 23 state-associations attended. The Montana’s delegation represented 61 secondary chapters and two post-secondary chapters, with a total Montana Association representation of 398 members, advisors and guests. Business Professionals of America is the leading Career and Technical Student Organization for student pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields.

Hobson BPA once again had an unbelievable year with members being recognized for their active involvement. The BPA Cares Program recognizes schools that participated in service learning programs, marketing and public relations as well as chapter activities award of excellence. Hobson was recognized with the following National BPA Honor Awards: Outstanding BPA Marketing and Public Relations Award, Community Service Award, Safety Awareness, Environmental Action/Awareness, Quality Chapter Distinction and Chpater Activities Award of Excellence.

Hobson BPA Advisor Misty Longfellow Kriskovich earned the National Advisor Certification. Nine students, including Devyn Hughes, Morgan Wertheimer, Alyssa Thomas, Claire Stevenson, Chloe Derks, Beau Drivdahl, Samielle Connerton, Josilyn Kriskovich and Zackary Thomas, were recognized for earning their Ambassador Torch award which requires work in seven categories of Leadership, Service, Cooperation, Knowledge, Friendship, Patriotism and Love, Hope, Faith. The entire chapter also volunteered time to work as Conference Interns at the Day of Service event.

Beau Drivdahl and Alyssa Thomas were also recognized for earning the Life Skills Achievement certification through the online courses offered by Next Step Academy. Claire Stevenson competed in Prepared Speech and finished in 13th place out of 46 competitors, just missing the chance to go on stage with the top ten.

The Hobson Association bids farewell to our lone senior and Chapter President, Devyn Hughes, as we look forward to next year with incoming officers Morgan Wertheimer, president; Josilyn Kriskovich, vice president; and Chloe Derks, secretary.

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