Business Professionals of America (BPA)

2018 State BPA Results


Benson students earn recognition at Minnesota Business Professionals of America conference.


Benson, MN - 59 students from Benson participated in the annual Minnesota Business Professionals of America (BPA) State Leadership Conference in

Minneapolis, MN, March 8-10, 2018.


During the school year, approximately 1,800 Minnesota BPA student members take part in the organization’s competitive events program, allowing them to compete in nearly 60 events focused in the areas of finance, business administration, management information systems, digital communication & design, and management, marketing & communication. The competitions are designed to prepare students to succeed and assesses real-world business skills and problem solving abilities. After qualifying earlier this year, regional winners put their talents to the test during the State Leadership Conference.


Students receiving state recognition include:


Mariah Ahrndt – Integrated Office Applications – 1st


Mariah Ahrndt – Database Applications – 1st


Grace Arnold – Digital Publishing – 1st


Josie Connelly – Integrated Office Applications – 4th


Henry Dammeyer – Advanced Word Processing – 3rd


Erin Dubbels – Advanced Office Systems and Procedures – 2nd


Erin Dubbels – Business Law and Ethics – 3rd


Madison Gelhar – Administrative Support Team – 2nd


Jacquelyn Hanson – Advanced Spreadsheet Applications – 2nd


Jacquelyn Hanson – Administrative Support Team – 2nd


Olivia Hoffman – Digital Publishing – 2nd


Stacy Johnson – Fundamental Spreadsheet Applications – 4th


Brenna Knutson – Advanced Office Systems and Procedures – 4th


JayEven McGee – Computer Security – 5th


Leah Molden – Advanced Word Processing – 1st


Sarah Rosenbrook – Advanced Spreadsheet Applications – 5th


Matilyn Short – Administrative Support Team – 2nd


Katelyn Tolifson – Administrative Support Team – 2nd


Cassidy Vergin – Advanced Spreadsheet Applications – 3rd


The following students earned Honorable Mention include:


Gracie Mulder – Fundamental Word Processing


Addison Doscher – Digital Publishing


Grace Arnold, Addison Doscher, Emma Heinzig, Olivia Hoffman – Video Production Team


This May, Stacy Johnson, Grace Arnold, Olivia Hoffman, Henry Dammeyer, Mariah Ahrndt, Josie Connelly, Erin Dubbels, Brenna Knutson, JayEven McGee, Jacquelyn Hanson, Cassidy Vergin, Sarah Rosenbrook, Madison Gelhar, Matilyn Short, Katelyn Tolifson, Addison Doscher and Gracie Mulder will travel to Dallas, TX to compete with 5,500 top students from across the United States at the 52nd Annual National Leadership Conference – the pinnacle of BPA competition.



Business Professionals of America is the leading Career and Technical Student Organization for high school 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

enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, apply learning, connect

to business and promote competition.


The Minnesota Secondary Association is part of a larger organization comprised of over 34,000 members from 23 United States and Puerto Rico. For more information about Minnesota BPA, please visit


Upcoming Dates
National Competition - Wednesday-Sunday, May 9-13, 2018


Contact: Kendra Razink, BPA Advisor
Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2024 SchoolMessenger Corporation. All rights reserved.