Six students represented A&M Consolidated High School at the National Leadership Conference for Business Professionals of America in Orlando, Florida May 10th-13th.
The A&M Consolidated BPA chapter earned the Community Service Award of Achievement for 250+ service hours or $1,000.00+ and was recognized on stage at the conference.
In addition, senior Nooran Riaz was awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award for the 2nd year in a row. This award recognizes individuals, families, and groups that have achieved a certain standard and is measured by the number of hours of service over a 12-month period or cumulative hours earned over the course of a lifetime.
Given at the national level, the Ambassador Torch Award requires 70 points in each of the seven Torch Award Categories (leadership; service; cooperation; knowledge; friendship; love, hope, faith; and patriotism). An Ambassador is defined as "a diplomatic official of the highest rank appointed and accredited as representative of the organization." Juniors Katie Gray and Hailey Norris earned this honor.
Honor Advisors are recognized annually at the National Leadership Conference in five year service increments ending with the year of the current National Leadership Conference. Service increments are determined by the local chapter Advisor record. Terri Casto was recognized for 10 years of service.
.Junior Matthew Simms placed 2nd in Payroll Accounting and senior David Wu was called as a finalist (top 10) in C++ Programming.
Other students competing at the National Conference were sophomore Aabid Razvi in Extemporaneous Speaking, junior Romina Lasagna-Coloma in Business Law and Ethics, and senior Kelvin Wang in Visual Basic/C# Programming. Junior Katie Gray performed her duties as a Regional President.
BPA advisors are Terri Casto, Kathy Fisher, and Dianne Rister.