Officers for the Batavia High School chapter of Business Professionals of America (BPA)
have been elected for the 2018-2019 school year. They include seniors Bryce Zenni – President, Gaby Hattar – Vice President, Asia Norman – Secretary, Chloe Daley – Treasurer, Gage Albright – Historian, and Zach Lawson – Parliamentarian. In addition, Zach Blevins is the junior representative and Summer Stith and Nathan DeFrank are the sophomore representatives.
The officers recently organized a yellow ribbon campaign during Military Appreciation Night on September 7th. Weather postponed a planned fundraiser for Honor Flight that night but it will be rescheduled. Additional community service will benefit Special Olympics, Teen Driver Safety, and the local families affected by breast cancer.
The officers are busy planning fundraisers to finance BPA workplace skills competitive events. The students are trying to raise the estimated $15,000 they will need to compete at the regional, state and national level this year.
Chapter vice-president Gaby Hattar said, “We will be talking with areas businesses about the benefits of our program and seeing if there are opportunities to work together. We have already partnered with Tom Sutton of the Eastgate Chick-fil-A and are participating in the Chick -fil-A Leader Academy.”
Their teacher and chapter advisor Angie Kovacs said they have a great group this year, or as the students call it, a great family.
Business Professionals of America is the leading student organization for members pursuing careers in business, information technology and other related careers. Batavia BPA members are in the Great Oaks Legal Management satellite program at Batavia High School.