Batavia students attending National Leadership Conference

April 7th, 2013    Author: Administrator    Filed Under: Community

From left are Emily Moon, Jessica Pelfrey, Mikayla Moles and Bailey Schultz. Missing: Hunter Meadors

Top students from the legal management business program at Batavia High School will be attending the Business Professionals of America (BPA) 2013 National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla., May 8-12.

Batavia chapter members Hunter Meadors, Mikayla Moles, Emily Moon, Jessica Pelfrey, and Bailey Schultz will join more than 5,000 other conference delegates from across the nation.

Batavia BPA Chapter President and Ohio Association Vice-President, Hunter Meadors, will serve as the acting Ohio President throughout the conference. He will carry our state flag at the opening ceremony, attend the President’s luncheon, and serve as Ohio’s lead voting delegate for national officer elections.

Mikayla Moles, Emily Moon, Jessica Pelfrey, and Bailey Schultz will receive Ambassador Torch Awards for their commitment to school and community service.

Chapter vice-president’s, Zainn Ison also won the Ambassador Award but is unable to attend the conference.

As a group, the students completed over 450 hours of service. In addition, Moles qualified for the Presidential Service Medal for her individual commitment to community service. Moles completed over 100 hours of documented service in a 12-month period. This is outstanding for a high school junior.

The students will attend professional development workshops, serve as conference interns, participate in a walk for Special Olympics, and have the opportunity to visit Disneyworld.

The legal management program is offered through the Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development.

Business Professionals of America is a national organization for high school, college, and middle school students preparing for careers in business and information technology.

The organization’s activities and programs complement classroom instruction by giving students practical experience through application of the skills learned in the classroom.

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