2019 State BPA Leadership Conference


Photo courtesy of Cathy Workman

Cascade students who attended the state leadership conference pose with their Torch Awards. The students are: front row (l-r) Riley Bricker, Shelbie Jackson, Alexis Marko. Back row (l-r) Ryan Bogden, Preston Hagan, Seth Gutierrez, Wesley Hagan, Taylor Brown.

Carter Otheim, Staff Writer

On Saturday, March 9, Cascade Business Professionals of America (BPA) adviser Cathy Workman and the Cascade BPA team traveled to Billings for the BPA State Leadership Conference. The event lasted two days, and all Cascade members who qualified for state at the regional conference in January participated. When the Badgers returned on March 12, the results were revealed:

Advanced Interview
Georgia Mortgag- 11th

Banking and Finance
Skye Smith- 14th

Basic Office Systems and Procedures
Max Hardt- 12th
Allyson Ethridge- 19th

Broadcast News Production Team
Kendra Anderson and Megan Smith- 2nd

C++ Programming
Seth Gutierrez-7th
Daniel Benefit-8th

Computer Animation Team
Ryan Bogden, Kaden Shelton, Reese Mortag, Shelbie Jackson- 3rd

Computer Modeling
Seth Gutierrez- 6th

Computer Security
Daniel Benefiet- 6th
Seth Gutierrez- 12th

Riley Bricker- 3rd
Kendra Anderson- 9th
Megan Smith- 12th
Georgia Mortag- 17th

Global Marketing
Georgia Mortag, Mackenzie Wombold- 7th

Parliamentary Procedure Team
Riley Bricker, Taylor Brown, Madison Wilson, Justin Smith, Gracie Orem- 4th

Presentation Management Individual
Alexis Marko- 9th

Presentation Management Team
Kendra Anderson, Megan Smith, Preston Hagan, Wesley Hagan- 11th

Small Business Management Team
Skye Smith, Tahlea Sanford, Emilie Crago- 16th

Video Production Team
Kaden Shelton, Reese Mortag, Justin Smith- 13th

Website Design Team
Taylor Brown, Ryan Bogden, Riley Bricker, Shelbie Jackson- 9th

Alexis Marko also participates in an event, promotional photography, whose projects are submitted directly to the national level. She was one of just a few students across the nation to be chosen for an online interview. She completed her interview on March 14, and the results will come in soon.

Riley Bricker also was elected to be a State BPA Officer.

“I am very proud of my students,” said Workman.  “They have worked really hard to get to where they are.”

Good job Badgers, and keep up the good work!