Amy is a senior at Eat Ridge High School, entering her third year of BPA. An adventurer and boba tea lover, she can often be found exploring Minnesota or hanging out at the neared Sencha Tea Bar. Besides BPA, Amy enjoys being active in speech, debate, varsity Lacrosse, East Ridge Ambassadors, and the National Honor Society. Additionally, she is a research intern at the MN Department of Transportation in the Office of Materials & Road Research. When these activities are not occupying her time, she loves playing tennis, bullet journaling, watching reality TV, taking photos, traveling, eating Chinese and Italian food, and spending time with family and friends. Amy's favorite club, BPA, has pushed her to step outside her comfort zone, giving her opportunities to meet new friends and be more active in her community. With a passion for the STEM field, Amy hopes to pursue a career in engineering in the future.
Riley is a senior at Anoka High School and is entering his third year in BPA. When Riley has free time, he enjoys writing computer code, running, and challenging his friends to see who can eat the most appetizers during TGI Fridays' endless apps. He is involved in cross country running, speech, National Honor Society, and is an avid Ultimate Frisbee player. These activities have shaped Riley into the passionate leader he is today. Riley loves meeting new people in BPA and forming connections with all members. He plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison to major in Computer Science. But for now, he will serve Minnesota BPA in any way possible.
Salma is a senior at Blaine High School and is in her second year of BPA. She has competed in multiple BPA events including Legal Office Procedures and Business Law & Ethics Pilot, advancing in to nationals in both. Outside of BPA, Salma enjoys volunteering, hanging out with friends, trying new things, and traveling. In school, she is involved in many activities including National Honor Society, Bengal Pride and her school's tutoring program. Her favorite things about BPA are the opportunities to learn new things and form lifelong friendships. Salma has a passion for learning and plans to continue her education as an economics major, eventually going to law school.
Currently a senior at Tartan High School in Oakdale, Adam is both elated and honored to serve as the State Executive Secretary. He is also serving as Tartan Vice President, but his enthusiasm and commitment towards BPA extend beyond just leadership and service in the organization. Adam has served at the local, regional, and now state level. He also received the Ambassador Torch Award twice, 2017 Bronze Presidential Service Award, national intern, Life Skills Achievement award, and has qualified for SLC the past two years. Adam was also awarded the 2017 MN ExCEL Award for his excellence in community, education, and leadership. Outside of BPA, Adam is a chair of the North Regional Campus Leadership for the American Cancer Society and enjoys running, playing tennis, binge watching TV shows, and spending time with his family (three Shih Tzus) and friends. His favorite quote is "A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way." --John C. Maxwell. He is excited to be working with a stellar state officer team this year and encouraging members to go the distance to achieve their goals!
Brooke is a senior at Blaine High School and has been involved with BPA for three years. In Brooke's free time outside of BPA, she likes to go shopping, bake and cook with her younger sister and mom, volunteer, and hang with friends. Living in the state of hockey has helped Brooke grow her love for the sport and her favorite team - the Minnesota Wild! Brooke's favorite NHL player is Darcy Kuemper; and when he is in town you will find Brooke in the stands at the Xcel Energy Center cheering him on. In school, she is involved in National Honor Society, Bengal Pride, after-school tutoring, and volunteering. Through her experiences in BPA she has not only gained many friendships, but has helped her determine what she wants to do in the future. Brooke is glad she is a part of such an amazing organization that has giver such a wide array of business skills. Her favorite part of being in BPA is the ability to meet new people and experience new opportunities.
Amy is a senior at Chisago Lakes High School and has been involved in Business Professionals of America for four years. Outside of BPA, Amy enjoys reading, volunteering, sewing dresses, and running for the cross country team. She is also involved with Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Society of High School Scholars, theater, Link Crew, and National Honor Society. These activities have helped Amy become the passionate leader and social butterfly that she is today. Her favorite parts of BPA are the influential and professional opportunities provided to members along with the potential to form new friendships through conferences and chapter involvement. After high school, Amy will attend the College of St. Scholastica where she will achieve her Nursing Degree with a minor in Business Management.