April 28, 2023 at 11:11 a.m.

CLHS students earn recognition at Minnesota Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference



Students from Chisago Lakes High School participated in the annual Minnesota Business Professionals of America (BPA) State Leadership Conference held March 9-11, at the Minneapolis Hyatt Regency with more than 1,000 members competing.

During the school year, 1,200 Minnesota BPA student members took part in the organization’s competitive events program, allowing them to compete in nearly 70 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. 

Competitors qualified earlier this year, regional winners put their talents to the test during the State Leadership Conference.

Students receiving state recognition include:

Kathryn Anderson – Health Leadership/Special Topics – 1st

Kathryn Anderson—Digital Media Projection—9th 

Caleb Carlson – Computer Network Technology – 2nd 

Caleb Carlson – Linux Opera ng System Fundamentals – 2nd 

Caleb Carlson-Information Technology Concepts-5th

Sophia Shuga-Payroll Accounting –7th

Maxwell Silver-Entrepreneurship-4th

Maxwell Silver-Information Technology Concepts-4th

Brody Yarbrough – SQL Database Fundamentals – 5th

Brody Yarbrough-Computer Modeling—5th 


 Caleb Carlson, Brody Yarbrough and Kathryn Anderson will compete with thousands of top students from the United States at the 58th Annual National Leadership Conference – the pinnacle of BPA competition.  Members travel to Anaheim, California.


MINNESOTA BPA:

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 40,000 members from 23 United States and Puerto Rico. For more information about Minnesota BPA, please visit www.mnbpa.org.


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