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STATE-BOUND!!

24 HHS BPA students will be traveling to Dallas March 1-March 4 to compete at the state competition!  They are as follows!

Advanced Office Systems & Procedures

Brianna Kane & Julissa Rodriguez

Advanced Word Processing Skills

Bailey Perez

Banking and Finance

Alfredo Mora

Database Applications

Joe Bader

Fundamental Word Processing Skills

Hayley Kilhorn

Intermediate Word Processing Skills

Abbey Kelling

Java Programming

Harper Petty

PC Servicing & Troubleshooting

Colby LaPorte

Visual Basic Programming/C# Programming

Erich Von Heuvel

Parliamentary Procedure Team

Lilly Davis, Nicole Dominguez, Cole Frazier, Megan Gruber, Hannah Jones, Marissa Lange, Kolten Lentz, & Preston Twilligear

Parliamentary Procedure Team 

Cindy Bryant, Emma Long, Madi Melton, Sam Muller, Devin Gonzales & Makaylah Muller

 

GOOD LUCK AND..... GO OWLS GO!! 

 

 

 

 BPA

What is it? Business Professionals of America is a national organization for students who are enrolled in or have in the past been enrolled in business and computer technology classes or who may or may not be interested in pursuing a career in these areas.

Who can join? Anyone at Hondo High School can join!!!! It is recommended that members should be enrolled in or have already completed a business or technology class, but it is not necessary.

When are the competitions? The dates for events this year is:

Area II, Region II Competition:        To be Determined - one of the last 2 Saturdays in January, 2017

State Competition:                          March 1-4, 2017  Dallas, Texas

National Competition:                      May 10-14, 2017         Orlando, FL

What types of competitive events are there? First of all, Texas is broken into 6 areas. We are in Area II, Region II. We compete with all schools in our region at the regional competition, whether it may be 5A schools down to A schools. The next step is state. There are no practice meets like UIL, so there is a lot of “at school” practice.

There are competitive events available for nearly every interest and ability. There are numerous computer events including graphics, presentations and programming. Other computer events involve using specific software and applications such as keyboarding, word processing, spreadsheets, database applications, and desktop publishing. There are several speaking events, interview skills events, and competitions in the accounting or math area as well as medical and legal fields. Most are individual competitions but there are some team events such as parliamentary procedure, presentation graphics, economic research and website development.

What are my chances of succeeding? Your chances of succeeding are very good if you are willing to put in a little extra time and effort into practicing. Our chapter has a successful tradition. We have had numerous students that advance from Area to State and students have been to National Competition 7 of the last 10 years.

What are the benefits to me? You will have the opportunity to belong to an organization where you can practice the workplace skills you learn in class in a competitive setting. You can receive recognition for winning at competitions as well as for participating in other awards programs in Business Professionals of America. Scholarships are awarded and available for active members. Perhaps the greatest benefit is in the skills, leadership and friendships that you will build.

What does it cost? Dues are $25.00 per year. We raise other funds by selling homecoming mums and we operate the basketball concession stand in January and February.

 Join today!Contact Mrs. Bader in Room 425 for more information or just ask a member!

Fund-raisers this year and every year are:           

Homecoming Mum & Garter Sales and Basketball Concession Stand - January and February home games.

 

Click on the "Files" link above to see past state qualifiers and past national qualifiers!!!