Seven North Idaho
College students qualified to compete at the national level by achieving top
placement in business-related events at the recent state Business Professionals
of America (BPA) competition in Boise recently.
competed with university and college students from across the state in business
competitions through BPA, a national organization for high school and college
students preparing for careers in business and technical fields.
“NIC students shined
again competing against four-year colleges and universities in Idaho,” said Philippe
Valle, NIC Graphic Design instructor and BPA advisor. “The level of excellence
they demonstrate year after year is being noticed.”
The following are
the award recipients who qualified for the national leadership conference and
competition in Indianapolis May 1-3.
from Hayden, first place in Graphic Design Promotion, first place in Desktop
Publishing and first place in Presentation Management Team.
from Coeur d’Alene, second place in Graphic Design Promotion and third place in
Web Design Team.
Jon Hayenga, from
Coeur d'Alene, third place in Graphic Design Promotion, third place in
Desktop Publishing, and third place in Web Design Team.
Hylton-Staats, from Post Falls, first place in Interview skills, third
place in Web Design Team, fourth place in Fundamental of Web Design.
from Rathdrum, first place in Presentation Management Team and fifth in Desktop
Publishing; previously served as BPA Idaho state officer.
Sydney Sales, from
Coeur d'Alene, first place in Presentation Management Team, fourth place in
Graphic Design Promotion, and fourth place in Desktop Publishing.
from Coeur d'Alene, fourth place in PC Servicing and Troubleshooting. Braun was
elected to be a BPA Idaho state officer. He will serve for 2014-2015 academic
The students are
currently raising the money necessary to fund their trip to the national
“In the past few
years, different members of the NIC BPA Chapter have demonstrated excellence by
showcasing the direct relationship between their academic and technical skills,
preparing them well for future careers in business. Their leadership and
extra-curricular activities within the community highlight their strong
commitment to serve others” Valle said. “The students are very excited about
competing at nationals and all hope to attend if finances allow. Donations of
any type would be greatly appreciated.”
For sponsorship or donation information, contact
Philippe Valle at (208) 769-3276 or firstname.lastname@example.org