Cedar Point Career Day

Posted: June 6, 2016 in Membership

Please click on the attached document for details on the Cedar Point career day opportunity being held this fall, October 7, 2016.

CP16-693 Ohio BPA Career Day Order Form

One of the goals that I set for Ohio this year was to increase our participation in the Torch Awards and BPA Cares programs. Ohio, you did not disappoint!

Here is a quick share of how we did on the National level. I will have more statistics after my July meeting but here is how we look right now.

Hall of Fame Recipient – Barbara Trent
2016 Emerging Advisor of the Year – Jennifer Rue
Post-Secondary Ambassador Award Recipient – Levi Orr

Secondary Division Ambassador Award RecipientsClick on this link, 86 recipients!

2016 National Honor Advisors
30 years – Margie Heitkamp, Greenville High School
25 years – Juli Rensel, Portage Lakes Career Center
20 years – Christine Yokajty, Centerville High School
15 years – Cynthia Begert, East HS; Patrick Carlisle, Miami Valley CTC;
Richard Doerr, Tolles CTC; JoAnne Hodgson, Greene County CC;
Deborah Kleinhenz, Maple Heights HS;  Glenn Yorkievitz, Bedford HS
10 years – Harleigh Hodge, A-Tech; Barbara Palmer, Washington HS;
Roy Pignatiello, Euclid HS; Pam Plunkett, Warren County CC;
Lisa Sheppard, Tri Star Career Compact; Amy Sugden, Miami Valley CTC;
April Thies, Wayne HS; Mary Trudgeon, Ohio Hi-Point/Upper Scioto Valley
5 years – Kristofer Doran, Trumbull CTC; P.R. Frank, Ponitz CTC;
Matt Geiger, Four County CC; Russell Grycza, Penta CC;
Rhonda Hildebrand, Clay HS; Justin Johnson, Whitmer;
David King, Mid-East CTC; Grace Knight, Ohio Business College;
Barbara Miller, Zane State College; Tim Moore, Cuyahoga Valley CC;
Ken Nelson, Penta CC; Lucy Ott, Euclid HS; Warren Parks, Normandy HS;
Adam Pickard, Whitmer; Maria Schlenk, Portage Lakes CC;
Mary Lou Shipman, Ohio Business College;
Amy Stauffer-McNutt, Buckeye CC; Tom Townsend, Kettering Fairmont HS;
LeaAnn White, Springfield-Clark CTC; Tricia Wintergerst, Maple Heights HS

BPA Cares Awards
BPA Marketing and Public Relations Award – Northwest High School/Butler Tech; Riverside HS/Ohio Hi-Point CC; Great Oaks – Amelia HS; Rogers HS, Batavia HS; Trumbull CTC.
Chapter Activities Award of Excellence – Trumbull CTC; Eastland CC;  Northwest High School/Butler Tech; Rogers HS; Great Oaks – Amelia HS; Rogers HS/TPS; Batavia HS.
Community Service Award – Eastland CC; Greenville HS; Northwest HS/Butler Tech; Pike County CTC; Trumbull CTC; Great Oaks – Amelia HS; Diamond Oaks; Rogers HS/TPS; Batavia HS
Environmental Action/Awareness Award – Eastland CC; Rogers HS
Member Recruiter of the Year – Pike County CTC
Membership Explosion – Westfall HS-Pickaway Ross; Akron Firestone HS/Business Finance; Cuyahoga Valley CC; Four County CC; Rogers HS; Milton-Union HS/MVCTC; Ponitz CTC; Ohio Hi-Point CC; Delaware Area CC; River Valley HS; Kettering Fairmont HS; Waite HS; Portage Lakes CC; Bedford HS; Polaris CC; Greenville HS; Sylvania Northview HS; Bowsher HS; Garfield HS, Tallmadge HS; Sidney HS; little Miami HS – Warren Co CC Satellite; Sylvania Southview HS; Waite HS; Colerain HS/Butler Tech; Indian Lake HS/Ohio Hi-Point; Ellet HS; East HS; Zane State College; National Center Virtual Chapter.
Safety Awareness Award – Eastland CC; Trumbull CTC; Great Oaks – Amelia HS; Batavia HS
Social Media Award – Trumbull CTC; Great Oaks – Amelia; Batavia HS
Special Olympics Award – Trumbull CTC; Eastland CC; Northwest HS/Butler Tech; Rogers HS; Great Oaks-Amelia HS; Rogers HS; Batavia HS

Certified Local Advisors
Mandi Wood, Benjamin Logan HS; Tari Nockengost, Firestone HS; Helen Slack, Mahoning Co CTC; Tracy Stewart, Scioto County CTC; Jennifer Rue, Wayne County Schools CC; Mike Davis, Wellston HS; Jennifer Unverferth Westfall HS/Pickaway-Ross

Certified Studentsclick this link
Far too many to list! Students were certified from the following chapters: Polaris CC; Wellston HS; Buckeye CC; Eastland CC; Firestone HS; Ohio Hi-Point CC; Scioto County CTC; Tallmadge HS; Trumbull CTC.

Quality Chapter Recipients
Batavia HS; Great Oaks – Amelia HS; Northwest HS/Butler Tech; Trumbull CTC; University of Northwestern Ohio.

We know that you have enjoyed your past experiences in the Secondary (high school) Division of Business Professionals of America. Did you know that now you are off to college you can stay active in our professional organization by becoming a member of the Virtual Chapter of Business Professionals of America?  The chapter is for college students who would like to join BPA at the college level; however, the college does not have an official chartered chapter.  You become a member of the Post-Secondary Division of BPA, and you can be an officer, attend conferences, and even compete in up to three events on the state and national levels.

Check out the attached documents for more information!
Virtual Chapter Information to Prospective Members 2016-17
Virtual Chapter Application Ohio 2016-17

Ohio PS National Voting Delegates 2016

2016 PS National Voting Delegates

Ohio Suite

Posted: May 5, 2016 in Membership

At the Marriott, Room 3305!

Suite hours are:

Thursday 1pm to 3pm
Friday 10am to 11:30am
Saturday 10am to noon AND 2pm to 4pm

Three more days – put the final touches on your competitions, finalize your travelCybis-National BPA-This Is Our Time-Design v8-Logo-hi-res itineraries and pack your bags for Boston!

For information about the pizza party change, Ohio meeting and how to contact Amy Burris see the attached document.

REMEMBER – if you want Judges comments/feedback, be sure to bring a stamped, self-addressed envelope to present to the judges at the time of the competition.

General Information

Advisor Update NLC (003)

Ohio BPA is the largest BPA State in the national organization.  As you are preparing and Cybis-National BPA-This Is Our Time-Design v8-Logo-hi-resmaking final plans for attending NLC keep in mind the items below. REMEMBER – these details were taken from the Conference Preview Guide and the actual Conference Guide may change rooms so be sure to DOUBLE CHECK room assignments.

Massachusetts BPA has shared a very helpful guide to “off the main path” places to Boston and must see places. Additional helpful guides from National BPA.

Once I have the room number  and hours for the Ohio Suite I will share via Facebook and our webpage (ohiobpa.org). The Ohio Suite is a place that you and your students can visit to meet the Ohio State Officers and pick up snacks and drinks.

First time advisors to NLC – there will be two meetings for you in the Ohio Suite, on Wednesday, May 4 at 9pm OR Thursday, May 5 at 8am to help answer questions and give you a quick overview of what to expect while on site at NLC.

  • Curfew is midnight each evening.
  • Dress Code and Emergency Medical form is located in the Conference Preview Guide
  • Ohio State Meeting (secondary/middle) – being held Thursday, May 5 from 6:30-7:30pm in room 309 of the Hynes Convention Center.
  • Middle Level Opening Session – being held Thursday, May 5 from 4-6pm in the Sheraton Grand Ballroom
  • Secondary and Post-Secondary Opening Session – being held Thursday, May 5 from 8:30 – 10:00pm at the Hynes Convention Center Arena.
  • National Honor Awards Session – being held Friday, May 6 from 12:30 – 2:00pm at the Hynes Convention Center Arena. This is for recognition of BPA Cares Awards and Ambassador Awards. Ms. Barbara Trent will be honored with induction into the Hall of Fame and Mrs. Jennifer Rue will be recognized as a winner of the Emerging Educator Award.
  • Ohio Pizza Party – being held Friday, May 6 from 7-8pm in the Gloucester Room at the  Boston Marriott Copley Place.
  • Day of Service Activities are Saturday, May 7 from 8:00am – 12:00 noon at the Sheraton Beacon Rooms. If interested in participating in Bloodmobile, email Ms. Burris for signup information.
  • 50th Celebration at Fenway Park is being held Saturday, May 7 from 6-10pm.
  • Secondary and Middle Awards Ceremony is being held Sunday, May 8 from 8:30 – 11:30pm

Eventbrite - Summer Ohio BPA Advisor Training

Register now for training for New and Established Ohio BPA advisors. Access tools and develop resources to integrate BPA into your classroom as part of meeting the Oho Standards.

Topics include competitions, BPA cares, leadership, torch awards and BPA resources.

Training by National BPA staff, Special Olympics Ohio representative to share ways to support their organization and learn from successful Ohio advisors.


Image  —  Posted: April 14, 2016 in Advisors, WSAP

Here is the schedule for the upcoming State Leadership Conference being held March 17-18, 2016.

Location: Hyatt Regency, Downtown Columbus
                 Crowne Plaza, Downtown Columbus
                 Greater Columbus Convention Center, Downtown Columbus
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2016

  • 8:30 – 10:30 am Arrive at the Hyatt Regency to register
  • 10:30 am Opening Session
  • 11:15 am Competitive Events begin
  • 11:30 am Men’s Wearhouse Dress for Success session
  • 12:00 – 5:00 pm Day of Service Activities
  • 5:00 – 5:30 pm Middle Level Awards
  • 6:00 – 6:30 pm Statesman Award Ceremony
  • 8:00 pm Alumni Meeting
  • 9:00 – 11:30 pm Entertainment options

Location: Mershon Auditorium, OSU, Columbus
Date: Friday, March 18, 2016

  • 10:30 – 1:00 pm Awards Ceremony
  • 1:00 pm National Contestants’ Test Review

Check out the new educational video posted by the State Officer team on how to get some last minute Torch Award points. The deadline is drawing near!