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Five Students Advance to National BPA Competition

Ten West Aurora High School students competed in the Business Professional of America (BPA) State competition.

Five students earned a spot to compete in the national competition in Orlando, FL in May. To earn a spot in the national competition, the students needed to finish in the top five in their respective field of competition.

The students competed against Illinois' finest in the areas of Workplace Skills, Business Administration, Management Information Systems, Digital Communication, Marketing and Communication.  

The following students will advance to compete in the national competition in Orlando, FL in May:

  • David Lund - 3rd Place - PC Servicing and Troubleshooting
  • Tzuriel Hernandez - 2nd Place - Advanced Word Processing
  • Sarah Hansen - 3rd Place - Digital Publishing
  • Abraham Soto - 4th Place - Integrated Office Applications
  • Nathan Hastings - 4th Place - Visual Basic/C# Programming

The following students placed in one of the top 10 spots and received a medal:

  • Brian Sanchez - 6th Place - C++ Programming
  • Nathan Hastings - 6th Place - Computer Security

David Lund also placed 2nd in Information Technology Concepts and received a medal. This field is an open competition, but not a national event.

Other participants were Candelaria Moreno, Tristan Tovar, Aaron Avila and Deviena Pratomo.  

More about BPA

Business Professionals of America is the premier CTSO (Career and Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields.

BPA has 45,000 members in over 1,800 chapters in 25 states and Puerto Rico. BPA is a co-curricular organization that supports business and information technology educators by offering co-curricular exercises based on national standards.

The Mission of Business Professionals of America is to contribute to the preparation of global professionals through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills.

The Vision Statement of Business Professionals of America is: To be an innovator in Career and Technical Education, providing our members with opportunities for growth through education, competition, community service, and personal development.




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