The students competed in a variety of business events against the top 2,000 students throughout Indiana.
Northview had two students finish in the top five in their events. Kevin Phillips placed 4th in database applications and Allison Stearley placed 5th in advanced word processing. These students will represent Northview and Indiana in the National Leadership Conference in May, and will be joined by Tyler DeCamp.
DeCamp, Stearley and Hannah VanHorn earned the Statesman Torch Award for outstanding club, school and community activities.
Northview advisor Beth Moody was honored in the opening session as the Outstanding Indiana Advisor for 2007-08. An honor reception was conducted in her honor after the opening session.
As advisor, Moody goes beyond the normal responsibilities by making sure the students earn their expenses through the club activities to attend the state and national conferences.
The club has the normal fundraisers, like candy sales, but they also hold community computer classes in April and November. They also work a merchandise stand at the Indy 500 and Brickyard 400 races. Students are currently requesting donations from area businesses.
Stearley was elected to serve during the 2008-09 school year as District 7 President. She will oversee chapters in Clay and seven surrounding counties. She will also serve as an Indiana voting delegate at nationals.
Northview Alumni Ahyna Alstott is currently serving as National Vice President. She has traveled to Columbus, Ohio, to develop goals for the organization, and to Reno, Nev., for conference preparations.
Alstott has been a public speaker representing the national center to many different audiences.
She is an outstanding national officer, and Clay County's first national vocational student organization officer.
The national organization has approximately 51,000 student members.
The mission of Business Professionals of America is to contribute to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic and technological skills.
Students will be traveling with Moody to Reno, Nev., May 6, to attend the National Leadership Conference.
At the conference, the students will hear motivational speakers and compete in their events.
Those wishing to financially assist the team can send donations to Northview High School, Attn: Beth Moody, One Knight Drive, Brazil, 47384.