According to the BPA website, this award is only given to the one individual who has dedicated time and effort to promote the objective of career/technical BPA or provided outstanding service to the association.
"I was surprised," she said. "It is an honor to receive this after all of these years."
A graduate of Indiana State University, Moody began her teaching career at Eminence High School. After four years, she came home to Clay County and started working at Clay City High School.
"Beth, is an amazing teacher, who strives to give her students an authentic and engaging program of instruction," Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Kim Tucker told The Brazil Times. "She truly understands what it means to prepare students for the world of work."
Moody began to work with the students and took over as the BPA Advisor. Two years later, she organized the current chapter at Northview.
"I have had some amazing students that have successfully served as district, state and national officers," she said. "I am so proud of all of them and the success that they have had."
For many years she has served as the District 7 Coordinator.
"As the district coordinator, I have organized the district conference for Vermillion, Putnam, Vigo, Sullivan, Greene, and Clay counties," she said.
She has also served for four years on the state BPA board as the district coordinator's representative to the BPA Indiana Executive Board.
"My love for shopping has earned me the responsibility of prize-purchaser for the state conferences," she said.
Since beginning her work with the BPA, Moody has always had at least one student qualify and attend the National Leadership Conference and she has attended all nationals since 1988.
"I pride myself on having the local organizations raise all the funds that are needed for the students to travel to state and national conferences," she said. "I want to make sure that the children can go, as a group we raise the money and this way students won't have to pay for a hotel room or a plane ticket … we do ask that they pay for their own food."
The Northview Chapter holds spring and fall adult computer classes, Longaberger Basket Bingos and they work merchandise booths at the Indy 500, Brickyard and GP Motocross in addition to smaller fundraisers throughout the year all in an effort to raise money.
"It is harder right now for fundraising," Moody said. "People are worried about the economy and they are saving everything … so we have to work harder and come up with different ideas."
The next National Leadership Conference will take place in Dallas, Texas, May 6-10.
Students that compete in BPA do so in four general categories: Financial Services, Administrative Support, Information Technology and Management/Marketing/Hulman Resources.
Moody, while being the BPA Advisor, is also the department chairperson and the computer club sponsor. She is on the advisory board for Ivy Tech Office Administration Division and has taught some of the beginning computer application classes.
"I love Longaberger baskets, and I became a consultant last year and I enjoy spending as much time as I can with my three grandchildren," she said.
Moody is also a member of the Beta Psi Teaching Sorority, a member of First United Methodist church and the First Ladies Club.
For more information on the BPA or the fundraising activities contact Moody at 448-2661 Ext. 1260.
What: Adult Education Computer Classes to raise money for the BPA Students
Where: Northview High School
Time: 6-8 p.m. on Nov. 4, Nov. 6, Nov. 11 and Nov. 13
Cost: $20 per class or $50 for all four nights
* For more information, contact Beth Moody at 448-2661 Ext. 1260.