BPA students compete at national level
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A.C. Jones High School students Kymberly Wolfe (left), Arielle Garcia (center) and Taylor Jones will attend the Business Professionals of America 2012 National Leadership Conference in Chicago April 24-29.
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Top students from A.C. Jones High School will attend the Business Professionals of America (BPA) 2012 National Leadership Conference, “Reach New Heights,” in Chicago, Ill., April 24-29.

A.C. Jones chapter members Arielle Garcia, Taylor Jones and Kymberly Wolfe will join more than 5,000 other conference delegates from across the nation to participate in national level business skills competitions, workshops, general sessions and the national officer candidate campaigns and elections. Besides having the opportunity to excel, they’ll experience the city of Chicago along with its museums, parks and other attractions.

“The conference will be the culmination of a school year’s worth of business education and training, which members of the local chapter of Business Professionals of America at A.C. Jones have received,” said the JHS chapter advisor.

Arielle Garcia will be competing in Open Events and representing Area 2 Region 1 as the regional president. Taylor Jones will be competing in Medical Office Procedures and Open Events. Kymberly Wolfe will be competing in Advanced Interview Skills and Open Events.

In addition to the individual competitions, the attendees will be completing internships, representing the state of Texas as voting delegates, participating in a Walk For Special Olympics, competing for the merit scholar award and attending many workshops designed to enhance personal leadership skills.

Business Professionals of America is a national organization for high school, college and middle school students preparing for careers in business and information technology. The organization’s activities and programs complement classroom instruction by giving students practical experience through application of the skills learned at school.

Business Professionals of America acts as a cohesive agent in the nationwide networking of education and business and industry. BPA is contributing to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic and technological skills.
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