BPA concludes with a successful year


Oluwaseyi Arogundade and Rylee Wimer wait at BPA state. Photo courtesy of Patience Rose.

Lewiston High School’s Business Professionals of America, better known as BPA, are drawing their successful year to a close. BPA is a student-led group in which members compete at the regional, state and national levels in business-related events. Participants are tasked with creating mock roleplays of real-life business situations that they must present to judges. This year’s competitors from LHS 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). They began their competition journey here in Lewiston, where regionals were held on Jan. 7. These 10 students also went on to dominate at the state level in Boise on March 17-19. Those final eight who qualified concluded their triumphant season in Dallas, Texas, at the 56th annual National Leadership Conference from May 4-8, accompanied by LHS BPA adviser Golden Steele.