Awards
We know the work that it takes to build a successful BPA chapter. Business Professionals of America has an outstanding competitive events program but there is more to building great leaders than just challenging their skills through competition. We would like to spotlight some of our outstanding supporters and advisors that embody the spirit of Business Professionals of America and help our students to reach their goals.
Distinguished Administrator Service Awards:
Recognizes Administrators for their support of Business Professionals of America at the local level.
 
2017 Distinguished Administrator Service Award Winners
Congratulations to the following Administrators who were recognized for their contributions to Business Professionals of America at the State Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas. Thank you for your support!
 
Congratulations to Mark Mimms, Principal, Heritage High School
Mr. Mimms has been the principal of Heritage High School since 2004 and his support and enthusiasm for Business Professionals of America is nothing short of extraordinary. He was recognized at the Jostens Student Council Renaissance Tour for his outstanding leadership at Heritage High School in 2016. Under this leadership, in 2011, Jostens recognized the school as being a National Model C2G school. In 2013, he was awarded the Distinguished Administrator Service Award from Business Professionals of America, Texas Association. He continues to put our students and teachers first and we appreciate your support and encouragement.
 
Congratulations to Ryan Carroll, Principal, Daingerfield High School
He is supportive of parents and teachers at Daingerfield High School and encourages BPA success and involvement for all students and teachers. Thank you for recognizing the importance of the BPA mission and for supporting our students and advisors. Your contributions to the success of Business Professionals of America has helped Daingerfield High School to continue to build a strong program for their students.

Outstanding Advisor Award

Recognizes one advisor per area for their work within BPA at all levels.

2017 Outstanding Advisor Award Winners

Congratulations to the following Advisors who were recognized at the State Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas. We appreciate you!

2017 Outstanding Local Advisor - Area 1

Jerry Burks, Heritage High School

2017 Outstanding Local Advisor - Area 2

No nominations

2017 Outstanding Local Advisor Area - 3

Kelly Lazo, Caldwell High School

2017 Outstanding Local Advisor Area - 4

Tasha Hughes, Floydada High School

2017 Outstanding Local Advisor Area - 5

Melissa Luter, Dayton High School

 

Largest Chapter Award:

Congratulations to these chapters who went above and beyond to recruit this year!

Middle Level Division

Shotwell Academy - Gail Jackson and Tonja Carter, Advisors

Associate Division

Sam Houston High School - Holli Brett and Kari Winter, Advisors

Secondary Division

Nimitz High School - Demetria Bryant and Shawn Wynn, Advisors

Post Secondary Division

University of Texas at Dallas - Thomas Henderson, Advisor

Torch Awards Program:

The Business Professionals of America's Torch Awards Program is designed to promote professionalism and leadership in both career development and personal growth. Students complete activities in the seven Torch categories--Leadership; Service; Cooperation; Knowledge; Friendship; Love, Hope, Faith; and Patriotism--then log their activities in an online Torch Résumé. Recognition is provided at the Local, Regional, State and National levels.

Start earning your Torch Awards points now to be recognized at the State Leadership Conference. To be recognized as a Statesman Award Winner, members must document a minimum of 50 points in each of the torches and submit their resume online by the posted deadline. This year we will be recognizing the member with the highest number of Torch points as Texas Statesman of the Year. The highest Torch points earned in each Area will also be recognized at our Special Recognition Awards at the State Leadership Conference. Dream Bigger!

2017 Texas Statesman of the Year: Juanita Lozano, Seguin High School

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National Special Recognition Awards:

Business Professionals of America seeks to recognize and validate students, advisors and chapters who work towards and embody the organization's mission. Use the following pages to learn about, apply for, and review BPA service award programs.

○ BPA Cares Program - A combination of our Service Learning programs, Special Recognition Awards, and Professional Awards.

○ The Torch Awards Program - The Torch Awards program rewards students for getting involved and serving their chapter, school and community. This page includes information, links, and portal to the Torch Awards program.

○ Run for National Office - Learn about running for national office at the National Leadership Conference.

○ Scholarships - Apply for Business Professionals of America college scholarships.

○ Quality Chapter Distinction - Be one of BPA's most involved and active chapters to earn Quality Chapter Distinction.