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Worthington BPA students excel at regional event

The Worthington High School Business Professionals of America Chapter had three competitors compete at this year’s BPA Region 8 Spring Leadership Conference, which took place Jan. 21 at the Minnesota West Community & Technical College campus in Granite Falls.

The WHS competitors included seniors Alicia Robles, Nicole Wede and Cristina Magana. Robles competed in extemporaneous speech and video production team, Wede competed in video production team, and Magana competed in graphic design promotion and video production team.

For Magana’s competition. she created a flyer using her original design to promote the 2023 BPA National Leadership Conference. Robles, meanwhile, learned her speech topic 10 minutes before presenting before a panel of judges. Wede, Robles and Magana worked together to create a persuasive video on the topic of eSports.

The video production team placed first. Magana also took first in graphic design promotion, and Robles was third in extemporaneous speech.

Students who are actively involved in BPA have the opportunity to raise money in order to compete through working in the concession stands and through selling spirit wear in the school store. A sale is now under way and will take place Feb. 7; the order includes the 2022 senior design that has personalized classmate signatures. Here's the link to the website: Any questions may also be directed to Penny Troe at

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