BPA Nationals

West Carrollton High School has two students going to nationals for BPA, or Business Professionals of America. Those two students are senior Maddie Schoenberger and sophomore Kassidy Carter. BPA has over 90 categories on business, some being team competitions and some being solo. Kassidy competed in Entrepreneurship and Maddie completed in Broadcast news and Health Administration. Kassiday finished 3rd at state and Maddie finished 4th to qualify for nationals in California on April 27th. Each competition is different from other ones, Kassiday explained how Entrepreneurship worked.  Maddie explained how BPA works in general. “Basically each person will pick 2 things to compete in, one group comp and one solo comp. Then you work towards regional competition. If you place at regionals you go to state and compete again in March. If you place at state you go to nationals in late April/early May.”

Kassidy then went over her competition she is taking to nationals. “My category is like Shark Tank on TV where I pitch a small business to ask for funding. I had to create a ten page business plan including financials then present in front of judges. The small business I used was my actual at home bakery business, Kassidy’s Creations.” Maddie also went over her two competitions “For Broadcast news it was a team of us 4; myself, Hannah Pittenger, Thomas Haught and Amaiya Winston. We had to make a mock news segment and edit it to look realistic. For health administrations I had to do a 40 question quiz and then 2 mock paper works in an hour”.
BPA also provides chances to do other things throughout the year “We also have the opportunities to do community service by helping out with the special olympics,” Maddie added. WCHS wishes the entire BPA team and Maddie Schoenberger and Kassidy Carter good luck in nationals on April 27th!