My Finance Class

Welcome to My Finance Class, the official website for Financial Services and BPA at Northwest High School.

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STATE OFFICERS

Grace Gehner

Ohio Vice President

Grace Gehner

Brayden Hauser

Ohio Secretary

Brayden Hauser
Mike Jones

Ohio Treasurer

Mike Jones
Sierra Goldick

Ohio Parliamentarian

Sierra Goldick

 

LOCAL OFFICERS

Shakilah Graham

President

Shakilah Graham

Abby Butler

Vice President

Abby Butler

Madeline Mecklenborg

Secretary

Madeline Mecklenborg

Noah Denson

Treasurer

Noah Denson

Michael Brockert

Historian

Michael Brockert

Tae Love

Parliamentarian

Tae Love

 

 

   

MEETING SCHEDULE

BPA Meetings

 

BPA

Business Professionals of America is the premier CTSO (Career and Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in business management, finance, information technology, and other related career fields. Nationwide, BPA has 45,000 members in over 1,800 chapters in 25 states and Puerto Rico. In Ohio, BPA has 8,500 secondary, post-secondary, and middle-level members across 18 regions. And Northwest Finance BPA has 100 students involved through the Financial Services program and Financial Foundations.


BPA THEME FOR 2023

"Discover Your Purpose"

2023 BPA Theme 

 HOW DO I BECOME A BPA MEMBER?

Enroll in a Butler Tech business class at Northwest and you are eligible to become a member of BPA for the entire year. Eligible classes include Financial Services/Financial Foundations (Northwest Finance BPA) and Digital Media/Multi-Media Web Production (Northwest Digital Media BPA). That's all there is to it!

WHAT CAN BPA DO FOR ME?

Involvement in BPA will be one of the most rewarding aspects of your business class. Through this involvement, you will build lasting relationships, gain real-life skills, participate in competitive events, develop leadership, connect with business people, and have opportunities to travel to conferences. You will also have many chances to qualify for awards, recognitions, and scholarships through BPA. No matter what, you'll be able to find your fit in BPA!

Recruiting!

HOW CAN I TAKE A LEADERSHIP ROLE?

Students are encouraged to become involved in the leadership of BPA. Each of our business classes will elect representatives to the officer team of Northwest BPA at the start of every semester (September & January). There are also executive officers who provide consistent leadership for an entire year. The officer team works together to organize chapter meetings, plan activities, coordinate fundraisers, and make sure that everyone gets involved. Every business class will be represented on the officer team:

BPA Representatives. Each business class will elect 1-3 students as BPA Reps per semester. These students will represent their classes on the officer team for one-semester terms and will play an important role in guiding Northwest Finance BPA.

Executive Officers. Overall leadership of Northwest Finance BPA is provided by the executive officers - President, VP, Secretary, Treasurer, Reporter, and Parliamentarian. These positions have full-year terms, lasting from January to January. Financial Services students can run for executive officer positions both years.

You can also run for State or National BPA Officer positions. Ask your BPA advisor for details.

BPA Meeting!

WHAT ABOUT COMPETITIONS?

All members are encouraged to participate in BPA regional, state, and national competitive events. In fact, the WSAP Competitive Events program is the biggest cog of what makes BPA tick. Students prepare for and compete in contests in over 65 categories, under five assessment areas including Finance, Business Administration, Management Information Systems, Digital Communication & Design, and Management, Marketing, & Communication.

Students begin with a Regional competition. The top qualifiers compete at State conference, and finally, those ranked the best of the best compete at the National Leadership Conference in May of each year. Competitions range from individual to team, from objective tests to judged presentations. Each one helps students prepare to be part of an effective, skilled national workforce.

So what are you waiting for? Get involved in BPA today!

BPA Christmas!

WHEN ARE CHAPTER MEETINGS?

Get involved in your chapter ... come check out a meeting. Our chapter meetings are once a month in room 317. These meetings are not required, unless you're an officer, but you are asked to attend at least one a quarter. You'll need to be a member in good standing to receive a pass to attend. Take a look at the schedule on this page for specific dates...

BPA Halloween!

WHAT'S THE BPA PLEDGE?

At formal BPA meetings, conferences, and events, the BPA pledge is recited:

"We are met in a spirit of friendship and goodwill as we prepare for careers in a world-class workforce. We work together to develop professionalism and leadership through Business Professionals of America and pledge our loyalty to our nation."

THIRSTY FOR MORE?

If you want even more information about BPA, check out the national and state websites:

BPA National Website: www.bpa.org

BPA Ohio Website: www.bpa.org/ohio

BPA Torch Awards: www.bpa.org/torch-awards

  

DOWNLOADS

BPA EMA Form

Intent to Run for BPA Executive Officer - due Sep 6

Intent to Run for BPA Rep - due Sep 9

  

2022 OHIO TRADING PIN DESIGNS

Submit your own 2023 Ohio Trading Pin Designs by November 4, 2022!

BPA PIN 1    BPA PIN 2