Members of the Harlingen High School Business Professionals of America (BPA) chapter shined at the Regional Leadership Conference in Weslaco on Jan. 11.
The chapter earned multiple individual and team awards at the conference and competed against schools from across the Rio Grande Valley for the chance to advance to the state conference.
With their outstanding performance, 14 students will now be advancing to the State competition on March 5-8 in Houston, TX.
The Parliamentary Procedures team, which consisted of Sandra Perez, Myles Rosenbaum, TJ Saenz , Alexis Molina, and Gabby Garza, earned second place in their team division.
Individually, Perez earned third place in Interviewing Skills. Rosenbaum earned sixth place in Basic Office Procedures and Systems. Molina earned third place in Extemporaneous Speaking. Garza placed first in Prepared Speech
Karen Flores placed second in Word Processing. In Fundamentals of Desktop Publishing, Jose Godinez placed second.
Victoria Galvan, Enrique Olivarez, Karen Flores, and Ricky Gloria teamed up in the Administrative Support Team and earned third place. Mayra Martinez earned third place in Advanced Word Processing. In Advanced Office Systems & Procedures, Toni Prado received third place. In Presentation Management, Martinez and Prado earned sixth place as a team.
Individually, Enrique Olivarez took fourth place in Integrated Office Applications. Ricky Gloria received fifth place in Banking and Finance. In Keyboarding, Victoria Galvan took fifth place. In PC Troubleshooting, Karisma Castro earned seventh place. Selena Quintanilla and Ana Laura Perez earned seventh place as a team in Computer Security
BPA is an organization to help prepare students for the business workforce the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills.