Northview High School Business Professionals of America (BPA) Computer Animation Team placed 2nd in the state and have earned the chance to advance to the national leadership conference in Anaheim, Calif. (From left) Captain Chase Shields, Adam TerMeer and Ben Merten presented a two-minute 3-D animation, which was created using Maya and After Effects.
Sixteen members of Northview High School Business Professionals of America (BPA) attended the State Leadership Conference March 7-9.
The members competed in various events, listened to motivational speakers, attended leadership sessions, and elected new state officers. When the members arrived at the hotel, 10 students immediately headed to Indian University/Purdue University of Indianapolis (IUPUI) or Pike High School to compete in a variety of computer events. IUPUI hosted the computer programming, word processing, spreadsheet and desktop publishing events. At the hotel, other students began competitions in interviewing, graphic design, and accounting areas.
All 2,100 students attended the first opening session Sunday evening. At this session, Northview junior Jake Short gave a two-minute speech on why he should be elected to the state officer team.
Monday morning began with more competitions including the Computer Animation Team.
Short set up his campaign booth and campaigned by passing out cupcakes reinforcing his slogan "Piece of cake with Jake." Final rounds of all judged events began in the afternoon. The evening brought another general session with guest motivational speaker, Grant Baldwin. At the end of the meeting, Short was named State Vice President of Chapter Activities.
Northview High School Business Professionals of America (BPA) member Jake Short, was named State Vice President of Chapter Activities and will be attending the national leadership conference in Anaheim Calif., as part of the state officer team.
Tuesday morning awards were given. Samantha Montague was honored for her 10th-place finish in Fundamental Word. Earning the opportunity to advance to Anaheim, Calif., was the Computer Animation Team, which placed 2nd in the state. The top-two teams advance to the national level. Captain Chase Shields, Adam TerMeer and Ben Merten presented a two-minute 3-D animation, which was created using Maya and After Effects. Short will also attend nationals as part of the new state officer team. The students will join approximately 4,000 high school students in Anaheim Calif., for the national leadership conference, which is May 5-8.