LHS BPA team dominates competition at state

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Oluwaseyi Arogundade and Rylee Wimer practice presenting their BPA project. The competition was held on March 18 at the Idaho State Leadership Conference in Boise, Idaho. Photo courtesy of Patience Rose.

Sophia Gill, Entertainment Assistant

Students from the LHS Business Professionals of America (BPA) group have returned from the 56th Annual State Leadership Conference in Bois. More than 100 schools attended this event and about 1,000 students competed statewide.
Lewiston competitors included Aubrey Marran (12), Shelby Hobbs (12), Rylee Wimer (11), Payton Finch (11), Patience Rose (11), Annika Huff (11), Oluwaseyi Arogundade (11), Morgan Williams (11), Asher Feucht (9) and Parker Cushman-Bogar (9). Of these, eight qualified for the 56th Annual BPA nationals event that will take place in Dallas, Texas, this year.
“I’m really glad that I participated in it,” said Arogundade. who qualified for nationals. “I am way more confident in my abilities to talk to people and to articulate my points.”
Arogundade was in a News Broadcasting team that consisted of three other BPA students — Wimer, Huff and Finch. The team placed first against 12 other teams within this category.