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BPA Awards Recap

CGHS students take home awards from the Business Professionals of America state convention in Indianapolis
Teresa Tzaferis
Chinmay Karyekar, Anubhav Majumdar, Chelsea Chandler and Arav Nair each received awards for their efforts in BPA this last year.

Last weekend Business Professionals of America students traveled to Downtown Indianapolis to compete at the state BPA convention. After they competed, multiple students took home awards for their work. 

One of these awards was the “Administrative Support Concepts and Digital Marketing Concepts“ awards in the digital marketing and administrative support area. Freshman Chinmay Karyekar won these awards, and he said they are important because of what they represent. 

“I think it shows how I’m being prepared to take on new challenges through BPA and how it’s going to help me in my future career and professional life,” Karekar said.

Some students won their awards in the Torch Awards Program. To earn a Torch Award, students are required to earn a specific number of points across seven specific categories: leadership, service, cooperation, knowledge, friendship, love, hope, faith and citizenship. 

Two students won this award: junior Anubhav Majumdar and senior Chelsea Chandler. They won this ward by submitting 50 points in each of these categories. Majumdar said this award represents the effort that each student puts into their community.

“This award shows me that I improved my character, aided those in my community and acted as a proper citizen and member of my community,” Majumdar said.  

Given that it was her last opportunity to take home an award, Chandler said she put in the extra time and effort this year to make sure she would qualify for the state competition. 

“This award means a lot to me because as a senior, it was my last chance to win this award and have the honor of walking on the stage during the BPA Torch Award ceremony at the state conference this past weekend,” Chandler said. 

Arav Nair was elected into the “Region 11 President” position, a year-long officer position. While Nair is the Region President, he will be tasked with recruiting members and leading a number of counties to state. He will take over this position from former president Manas Kamath. 

“Being a Region president means a lot to me and helped my impact as a leader and as a person overall, and I truly believe that Arav being elected to this position will help him significantly in life,” Kamath said.   

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Freshman Riley Dodson is a first year staff writer. He writes student and club features for the website. He is apart of the cross country team and enjoys biking in his free time.

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