Winifred students fundraising for BPA conference

By: 
CHERYL UDELHOVEN

At the recent state leadership conference for Business Professionals of America, Winifred High School had eight students qualify to compete at the national conference in May. Because of cost and other commitments, only two will be attending:

Lorianne Stulc placed first in Advanced Word Processing and first in Integrated Office applications and will be representing Montana by competing in those competitions.

Anna Slivka placed third in Presentation Management Individual and will be competing in this event.

These students would like to show the quality of students we raise in Central Montana. In past years, we have had students place in the top ten at nationals; these students will be fantastic representatives for Montana.

Business Professionals of America is a national high school organization of approximately 6,000 students nationwide preparing for careers in business and/or office occupations. Business Professionals of America activities, competitions and award programs complement instruction in business.

The cost of attending nationals will be approximately $2,000 per student, which will make it difficult for these students to finance the trip. Because of the cost, it is difficult to attend and we try to make that opportunity for our students every other year.

We are from a small rural community and our potential for raising funds is limited. We have sold flower bulbs, Butter Braid bread, Little Caesars Pizza, Yankee candles and other fundraising projects. We also raise money for community service and by making items and gathering items for a raffle; we raised $1,000 for our local swimming pool. We will continue to add to our present funds throughout the school year with these planned projects, but need help to attend the national conference.

This is a request for financial assistance for the students from Winifred High School to attend the National Business Professionals of America Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida, during May 9-14 of this year. We are truly thrilled to be going to nationals and would appreciate any support you could give.

If you would be willing to help us, please send your donation to: Winifred BPA, Winifred High School, PO Box 109, Winifred, MT 59489. Thank you in advance for your support.

 

Cheryl Udelhoven is the advisor for the Business Professionals of America Winifred Chapter.

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