Marlborough BPA club seeking support for national competition

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Marlborough – The Marlborough High School Business Professionals of America (BPA) students are seeking sponsors to help them take their award-winning competition skills to the national level.

Twenty-five Marlborough BPA students attended the recent State Leadership Conference, where they walked away with 17 awards, including four first-place, eight second-place and three third-place awards. Competition areas included accounting; economic research; administrative support research; financial math and analysis; management, marketing and human resources; global marketing; and presentation management.

Team MHS included: Brand Echevarria, Reid Flynn, Elizabeth Gargone, Jake Goulet, Paul Goulet, Teddy Jerdee, Samantha Kahn, Rachel Koester, James Kreshpane, Avi Laudon, Valerie Laufer, Katie McCombs, Devan Oates, Lindsay Parks, Keyliegh Parravicini, Alay Patel, Hardik Patel, Himandri Patel, Alex Pelletier, Kayla Pendleton, Julia Vellante, Brendan Wood, Wallace Xavier, Dan Zacchilli, and Jamie Zompa.

Sixteen of these students are now eligible to compete at the National Leadership Conference in Chicago, Ill., in late April, but they need some assistance.

The annual cost per student to compete at the State Leadership Conference is about $235, and it costs more than $800 per student to bring the competition to the national level. The MHS BPA is seeking sponsorships and donations for their national competition to help offset individual student costs.

To support the MHS BPA's national competition and chance to put these successful MHS students on the national stage, please contact BPA Advisor Jayne Haley at (508) 460-3500, ext. 7690, or at jhaley@mps-edu.org.

The Business Professionals of America Club (BPA) is a student-driven organization that seeks to contribute to the preparation of a world-class workforce. This goal is promoted through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills. One of the ways this is accomplished is through the BPA state and national conferences and the preparation for them.