Fifteen Forest Park members of the Business Professionals of America chapter will be in Grand Rapids in March participating in the State Leadership Conference. The students are, front row, from left, Samii Rutan, Sarah Fredericksen, Taylor Hooper, Toni Santi, Kayla Peterson and Georgie Dohl; second row, Kaitlyn Bradley, Gina Graff, Ana Cornelia, Abby Sommers and Maria DeMuri; third row, Matthew Sawyer, Michael Smithson, Jake Divine, David Beck and Kurt LaVacque; back row, Dustin Dishaw, Hunter Peterson, Tyler Lovato and Dan Johnson. Not pictured is Adam Luft. (Forest Park photo)
CRYSTAL FALLS—Business Professionals of America is a dynamic youth organization that provides leadership and business opportunities for high school students to prepare them in their selection as they make decisions on their future careers.
The skills that students learn through participating in a variety of business experiences are beneficial and will help prepare them for a career in the workforce.
Fifteen Forest Park students recently qualified to compete at the state level.
The State Leadership Conference is taking place March 22 – 25 at the Amway Grand in Grand Rapids.
At this conference, students are participating in business related events and competing for the top spots.
Some students who place are eligible to go to national competition taking place in Chicago this year.
“If anyone would like to help make this state competition possible, please send your contribution to: Forest Park High School, attn: BPA, 801 Forest Parkway, Crystal Falls, MI 49920. Thank you for your support,” said a spokesperson.