Sault Area Career Center students place at Virtual State and National Business Competition

DALLAS, TX., May 8, 2022 – Eleven students from Sault Area High School and Career Center competed at the Business Professionals of America (BPA) National Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas on May 4-8, 2022. 

The students who competed and represented Sault Area Career Center’s BPA Chapter at the National Leadership were Mackenzie Anderson (Payroll Accounting and Personal Financial Management), Mackenzie Bell (Global Marketing Team), Jared Blakely (Open Events), Aurora Corbiere (Fundamental Accounting), Delaney Cushman (Intermediate Word Processing), Claire Erickson (Global Marketing Team), Hannah Maurer (Global Marketing Team), Shaelyn Reno (Advanced Spreadsheet Applications), Augusta Smith (Fundamental Word Processing), Abigail Walther (Global Marketing Team), Anastasia Williams (Computer Security). 

The entire Sault Area Career Center BPA Chapter

During the Grand Awards session on May 8, 2022 four students received honors for placing in the top 10 at the National Leadership Conference. Senior Mackenzie Anderson placed third in the nation in Payroll Accounting. Senior Shaelyn Reno placed seventh in Digital Marketing Concepts. Junior Aurora Corbiere placed ninth in Fundamental Accounting.  Sophomore Augusta Smith placed ninth in Fundamental Word Processing.

Augusta Smith, Shaelyn Reno, MacKenzie Anderson and Aurora Corbiere

The following businesses, organizations, and individuals donated at various levels to help support BPA’s travel expenses to Dallas. The highest level was the ambassador level (donating $201 or more), the second level was the statesman level (donating anywhere between $101 and $200), the third level was the diplomat level (donating anywhere between $51 and $100), and the last level was the executive level (donating anywhere between $25 and $50).


Harwood Properties, Inc.
Autore Oil
Norris Contracting, Inc.
Soo Co-Op Credit Union
Precision Edge
Fudge Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie
R&R Autoglass
Robert and Elna Erickson
Welsh-McKenna VFW Post
Elks Youth Committee
Erickson Furnitures
The Merch
Masonic Lodge
Sault Area Public Schools

Neil & Sherri Moran (Haylaki Landscaping)
Arfstrom Pharmacies, Inc.
Albert Heating & Cooling
Central Savings Bank

Arbic Construction, Inc
Rogers Land Surveying, PC
Moose Lodge 717
The Palace Restaurant & Saloon
Rodenroth Motors

The Sault Area Career Center BPA Chapter provides students in grades 10-12 and enrolled in a CTE Business course the opportunity to compete at the regional, state, and national levels.  Students are required to participate in many chapter activities including fundraising efforts, service projects, and competitions.  Business Professionals of America prepares today’s students to be tomorrow’s business professionals. 

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