Officers for the Batavia High School chapter of Business Professionals of America (BPA) have been selected for the 2021-2022 school year. They include Alanna Mansour – President, Brandon Royse – Vice President, Julia Wolfe – Secretary, Auston Hensley – Treasurer, Hannah Wiederhold – Historian, and Linnea Winkler – Parliamentarian. In addition, Avery Hauck was elected as the sophomore class representatives and Aidan Duh, Ryan Edmisten, and Ryley Hare will serve as student members of the business advisory council.
The officers are organizing community service events with the Tri-State Warbird Museum, Queen Bee Half Marathon, and other organizations. They are also hoping this is the year they will reach the $100,000 donation mark to Ohio Special Olympics by participating in the 2022 Polar Plunge for the 12th year.
Another top priority is planning fundraisers to finance BPA workplace skills competitive events. The students are trying to raise the estimated $30,000 they will need to compete at the regional, state and national levels. Small business management, global marketing, prepared speech, business law, and personal finance are just a few of the events they will compete in this year.
The chapter’s largest endeavor this year is their “100 Club” campaign. The idea is to find 100 businesses or individuals to donate $100 in 100 days. All 93-chapter members will participate in the campaign. The money raised during the campaign will help take the financial burden of competition off the students and their families.
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.
Hannah Wiederhold, Austin Hensley, Alanna Mansour, Avery Hauck and Julia Wolfe.