Batavia/Great Oaks BPA Chapter earns national awards

Students in the Batavia Chapter of Business Professionals of America earned several national awards at the 2012 BPA National Leadership Conference in Chicago, Illinois last week. Only five chapters in the country were recognized in each category.

The awards include:

Outstanding Achievement for Special Olympics; Outstanding Achievement, Community Relief; Outstanding Achievement, Community Action; Outstanding Achievement, BPA Marketing and Public Relations; and Outstanding Achievement, Safety Awareness

Batavia received more outstanding achievement awards than any other chapter in the country.

In addition, they received the National Quality Chapter of Distinction Designation for the third year. Only four schools in Ohio received this honor.

Senior Marcus Griffin represented the chapter and competed in Human Resource Management following his first place win at state competition. Marcus had a chance to watch the Cubs play at Wrigley Field, shop on the Magnificent Mile, and visit the Sears Tower, Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, and Navy Pier.

Chapter officers Emily Moon and Hunter Meadors qualified for Member Recruiter Awards for their effort in educating students and the community about the purpose of Business Professionals of America.

“They are outstanding leaders and helped lead the chapter the great success for the 2011-2012 school year,” said instructor Angie Kovacs.