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CPHS Business Professionals of America to Compete at National Leadership Conference in Chicago
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Students from Crown Point High School’s BPA chapter competed at the State Leadership Conference in Indianapolis March 10 – 12. The conference was attended by nearly 1, 300 delegates from across the state to vie for top honors in business, finance, technology, marketing, and health administration skills competitions. Students also attended leadership seminars and received awards for community service activities and competitive events. State officer leader elections took place and Crown Point High School came out on top.

For the 2024-2025 school year, Panagiotis Mattingly will serve as the Region 1 President (our third region president in a row) and Miles Warren will serve in the esteemed role as the President of Indiana BPA. There were 31 students from Crown Point High School’s BPA chapter who competed at the conference in various
events including: fundamental and payroll accounting; entrepreneurship, computer modeling, computer security, economic research individual, financial analyst team, personal financial management, fundamental word processing, computer network technology, C++, Java, and Python programming, digital media production, graphic design promotion, small business management team, individual and team presentations, prepared speech, ethics & amp;
professionalism, parliamentary procedure team, health administrative procedures, health leadership special topics, and video production team. Students also received awards for their work in building torch resumes.

Student competitors were Ari Bairaktaris, Jake Baumann, Jacob Boron, Lilly Caddick, Daniel Calvo, Noah Chapko, Nathan Collins, Aiden Couwenhoven, Mason Dunn, Mason Erbini, Mauricio Garcia, Josh Gorney, Aaron Graddy, Emma Lembcke, Aiden Matthews, Panagiotis Mattingly, Jerzy Mayer, Calum McCaskill, Xzavier Menchaca, Mary Mumaugh, Marko Nastovich, Parker Niksch, Devion Outten, Sonny Pape, Jackson Pugh, Cesar Querimit, Tristin Smith, Trent Tillich, Emma Vandenburgh, Miles Warren, and Ian Whitmer.

Twelve students will be moving on to compete at the National Leadership Conference in Chicago May 10 – 13 competing in computer modeling, digital media production, entrepreneurship, fundamental accounting, health research presentation, and parliamentary procedure team. Jerzy Mayer will be running for the
2024-2025 Executive Council after completing her tenure as the Region 1 President for Indiana BPA this year.

“We are so proud of their tenacity and spirit,” said Co-Advisors Mary Bachnak and Scott MacFarland. “Our team truly prepares themselves to be the best competitors they can be, and they represent Crown Point High School with professionalism and poise. They are business professionals of the future.” BPA students are committed to building a strong team of enthusiastic business leaders and continue the legacy of success of the BPA group at CPHS.

Article submitted by: Advisor Mary Bachnak

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Adyson Graegin
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Adyson Graegin is a freshman at Crown Point High School. This is Graegin’s first year on the high school Excalibur Yearbook staff, but she did it for two years in middle school. Graegin loves being involved with anything that can help out the Crown Point School Corporation. Graegin is involved in Student Council, yearbook, and The Cure. Graegin loves to help anyone no matter what, and she tries her hardest to make sure everything is done well and correctly.
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