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On Saturday, January 21, Business Professionals of America members from Harlingen High School competed against Weslaco, Edcouch, Santa Rosa, Los Fresnos, San Benito, and Brownsville high schools.  Each student worked very hard to earn a trip to Dallas, Texas, where they will be competing against other high schools throughout the state of Texas at the BPA State Leadership Conference on February 29.
The students practiced almost every day after school and sometimes on Saturday mornings.  Even though practices have started up again, they are also busy participating with other BPA activities and service projects scheduled for this month.
Congratulations to all BPA students who participated at the Regional Leadership Conference.
  •  Lindsey Longoria placed 1st in Advanced Word Processing

  • Gabriela Vasquez placed 1st  in Integrated Software Applications

  • TJ Saenz placed 1st in Basic Office Systems & Procedures

  • Xavid Ramirez placed 1st in Fundamentals of Web Design

  • Linda Vasquez placed 2nd in Banking & Finance

  • Sandra Perez, Priscilla Ramon, Lindsey Longoria, TJ Saenz, and Christian Silva placed 2nd in the Parliamentary Procedures Team

  •  Jacob Garcia placed 3rd in Advanced Office Systems & Procedures

  • Christian Silva placed 4th in Fundamentals of Spreadsheets

  • Elia Alvarez placed 4th in Interviewing Skills

  • Oscar Martinez and Gilbert Salazar placed 4th in Economic Research and Development Team
  • Priscilla Ramon placed 5th in Fundamentals of Word Processing

  • Joy Gathright, Elia Alvarez, Linda Vasquez, and Gabriela Vasquez place 6th in Administrative Support Team
A special recognition goes to Elia Alvarez and Lindsey Longoria who earned the Diplomat Torch Award at this level.  They will be applying for the Statesman and Ambassador Torch Awards later this year.

Congratulations to all the members from Harlingen High School.

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