article courtesy of HHS student Dhruv Shah
Over the weekend, Hopkinton High School’s Business Professionals of America organization headed to Norwood, Massachusetts, to compete in the State Leadership Conference. The conference was filled with events and entertainment that lasted two days.
Throughout the conference, students competed in events such as Economic Research, Network Design, Entrepreneurship, Global Marketing, and many more, which they’d worked on since the beginning of the year. With lots of competition, they each performed their best over the weekend in an attempt to qualify for this year’s National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, CA, which will be held in April.
In addition to the competitive events, Hopkinton had three candidates running for state officership to represent the Commonwealth in BPA. With some amazing campaign rallies and speeches, the candidates were truly qualified and ready for a leadership role in this organization.
When the closing ceremonies arrived on Sunday, the anxious Hopkinton High School members waited to hear their results. In the end, 23 members qualified to head to the National Leadership Conference, with many placing first for the events they presented at States. Furthermore, two candidates from our local chapter became State officers, with Vainavi Malisetty becoming the Secondary State Secretary and Dhruv Shah appointed Secondary State President.
Overall, the town of Hopkinton was very well-represented at the state level, which would not have been possible without the support and guidance of our amazing advisor Doug Scott, who dedicated his time and effort to making sure our students brought their best selves to this conference while also giving his feedback on how to improve on the numerous events students were competing in. With members participating in events they loved and making many friendships and connections, this conference became a lasting memory of pride and happiness for Hopkinton’s Chapter at BPA.