Judges sought for BPA regionals

Baker will be hosting the Business Professionals of America (BPA) Region 7 competition Monday, Dec. 9.


Posted November 22, 2013

By Lori Kesinger

Baker will be hosting the Business Professionals of America (BPA) Region 7 competition Monday, Dec. 9. The competition starts at 8 a.m. and will end approximately at 2 p.m. The competition will be held at Baker High School.

Business Professionals of America is a leading CTSO (Career and Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology, and other related career fields. The mission of Business Professionals of America is to contribute to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic and technological skills. BPA has 43,000 members in over 2,300 chapters in 23 states. There are 90 chapters in Montana which are divided into eight regions. The Baker Chapter has 21 active members and two advisors, Scott Anderson and Lynn Beach.

The regional competition is held in each of the eight Montana regions for the advancement to the state and national level. Members compete in various career and technical events ranging from accounting to web design. The top seven in each event advance to state in Billings. Students at the state level compete against other regional winners for a chance to represent Montana at the national level in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Volunteer judges are needed to judge and proctor events/testings. Approximately 30 judges helped throughout the day last year. Some of the events last all day, but many only last an hour or less. A judge does not have to stay the entire day, but only until an event is completed. Anyone interested in judging should contact Scott Anderson or Lynn Beach at Baker High School, 406-778-3329.