State Internship Documents

Posted: November 24, 2015 in Membership

The new State Internship program was revealed at the 2015 Fall Leadership Conference. The required documents  for the Internship can be found on the website under the documents tab.

Documents need to be completed and submitted by December 18, 2015. Links are located below.

Intern Application Process
Ohio Association Internship Code of Conduct

2016 State Pin Design Winners

Posted: November 21, 2015 in Membership

Congratulations to Delaware Area Career Center and Diamond Oaks CTC on creating the two winning designs.

“I declare this meeting of Business Professionals of America, Ohio Association adjourned!” Those words spoken by our new president, Michaela Frank, rang through the Exhibit Hall at the Greater Columbus Convention Center on Thursday, November 19, 2015.

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That concluded a day of exciting breakout sessions, fantastic speeches and campaigns by officer candidates, farewell of the 2014-2015 officer team and a HUGE welcome to the new 2015-2016 officer team.

Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to this wonderful event – thank you for “taking care of business!”

Please be sure to read the new issue of the Source which became available today. Two Ohio schools and four students are highlighted as participants of the National Organization of Youth Safety, 2015 Teen Safe Driving Summit. The Source was sent out to you from National BPA, if you missed it, let me know and I will send you a copy!

These same students will be presenting at our Fall Leadership Conference, November 19, 2015. If you have not registered to attend this event yet, do so now. Schedule to attend the “What’s All That NOYS” breakout session to hear from these students personally about their experience and how you can implement the NOYS organization into your school.

Remember the deadline for registration is fast approaching – November 6, 2015. Register today at

There were 3,004 votes cast for pin designs, allowing the choices to be narrowed down to the top 25 designs. Great job everyone, almost 40% of our membership voted! My goal for the final round is 50% of our membership voting, but that means we need YOU to vote this time!

We are continuing with a manual voting system, so advisors send in your votes via email to The voting timeline is Friday, November 6, 2015 until Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 4pm. The two designs with the most votes will be revealed at FLC!

Ohio State Men’s Basketball Day

Posted: November 2, 2015 in Membership

The Ohio State Men’s Basketball Day has been set for Wednesday, December 16, 2015. The day begins at 12:30 and concludes with the Ohio State vs. Northern Illinois game at 7pm. Registration is $30.

Click here for the flier and agenda – updated information coming soon!

Preliminary Pin Design e-Vote

Posted: October 28, 2015 in FLC, Pin Design

It looks like we are back to the manual system, there is a voting bot attached to our survey that is invalidating the process. Advisors, if you want to participate. Poll your students, collect the votes and send to me the total votes for your chapter.

Email should say:
Chapter Name Design Number and Number of Votes for EACH design your chapter wants to vote for – total votes from your chapter should equal one vote per student and advisor.

Voting timeline:
Thursday, October 29, 2015 to Thursday, November 5, 2015 by 4pm. Each student can vote for 1 design. The top 25 designs will be reposted for the final vote.

2015 -2016 State Officer Candidates

Posted: October 26, 2015 in FLC, Membership

Here are your 2015-2016 Business Professionals of America, Ohio Association State Officer Candidates. Please review the candidates 100-word statements as you prepare to attend the FLC conference on November 19, 2015 in order to elect the best candidates for our Association.

2014-2015 State Officer Team

2014-2015 State Officer Team

The time is now to register for the Fall Leadership Conference! Sign up your students for leadership and communication breakout sessions. Advisors, there are sessions for you too!

Here are the Conference Registration Directions for this exciting leadership conference!

Here is the link to the Conference Registration system.

The 2015 FLC Schedule is as follows:

8:30 – 10:00 am        Registration
9:30 – 9:45 am          Meet the Officer Candidates
9:50 – 10:05 am        Opening General Session
10:10 – 11:00 am      Candidate Speeches, Session 1
11:10 – 12:00 pm      Voting Delegates Session, Session 2, and Lunch Session A BPA Pizza 2015
12:10 – 1:00 pm        Session 3 and Lunch Session B BPA Pizza 2015
1:10 – 2:00 pm         Session 4
2:15 – 2:45 pm         Closing General Session

A huge congratulations to the 76 students who screened for a position on the State Officer team yesterday, October 19, 2015. Students were professional and prepared – great job! Advisors, the candidates you chose to bring to screening definitely reflects well on your programs.

Here are the 2015-2016 State Officer candidates that will campaign for a state officer team position:

  • Aaron Schaller
  • Addison Hart
  • Ashleigh Dix
  • Caitlyn Servitto
  • Colton Shaw
  • Dylan Young
  • Elizabeth Marcelli
  • Ethan Neth
  • Haylee Hanes
  • Joseph Kennedy
  • Joshua Harper
  • Mason Faucett
  • Michaela Frank, Current Officer