Wyatt Bendickson is a Senior from Triton HS, and your Minnesota BPA President. Wyatt values a good work ethic, personal accountability, and genuine conversations. His goals are to make a positive impact in the world around him, to inspire others to chase their passions, and to succeed through hard work and unwavering dedication. He achieved some of his goals in BPA last year by attending the NLC and delivering a presentation. He received an award for second best in class presentation, and received fifth place in Cyber Security and Digital forensics. He likes to spend his time with friends and family, and being physically active.
Claire Brandenburg is your 2022-2023 Executive Vice President. She is a senior at Watertown Mayer High School, and this is her fourth year in Business Professionals of America. Claire has made it to Nationals each year with her Parliamentary Procedures Team and placed 2nd in the State for the Advanced Interview Skills event! She is so excited to have the opportunity to be one of your Minnesota State Officers once again! Her main goals for this season are to improve member connections and find ways for us to give back to our local communities.
Hello Minnesota BPA! My name is Ava Gran and I am so excited to be your Vice President of Membership Outreach! I am a senior and 4th year BPA member from Barnum High School and I have served as my chapter's President for the past two years. As a BPA chapter member, I have had the opportunity to attend and compete twice at NLC, being a finalist both times and even placing first in my team event with my best friend! In addition to BPA, I am a cheerleader and have been a captain since my sophomore year. I'm also very active in my school's concert and jazz band programs, playing flute and alto saxophone. I am a leader in my church synod's youth organization and a 3rd grade teacher's assistant at my local elementary. During my free time, I love listening to music, especially Taylor Swift, and I enjoy hanging out with my friends. This year I am looking forward to communicating with new and existing members of our organization to collaborate on ways to improve member experience.
Will Green is a 3rd year BPA member and a senior at East Ridge High School. Last year he was the Region 2 secretary and represented Minnesota at Nationals, placing 9th in Banking and Finance, and 14th in Personal Financial Management. This year he will be competing in the Economic Research Individual event as well as Banking and Finance. Outside of BPA he is involved in National Honors Society, and is the president of the Investment Club and Key Club at his school. In his free time he likes to snowboard, mountain bike, or participate in any other outdoor activity. This year he is excited to help create a collaborative and fun environment for members across the state!
Lydia Stanton is a senior at Triton High School and in her 3rd year as a member of BPA. Some of Lydia’s favorite things to do are hanging out with friends, taking naps, and watching movies. Her extracurriculars outside of BPA include volleyball, the spring musical, and managing her school's softball team. Some of Lydia’s biggest accomplishments are going to BPA Nationals her sophomore year for Broadcast News, getting to be a BPA State Officer, and earning the Spirit Award for volleyball 4 years in a row. Lydia is a very social person and is looking forward to meeting tons of new people at this year's SLC and NLC!
Alexandra Carlson is a senior at Minnewaska Area High School and has been a BPA member for three years. Besides her state officer position, her other notable accomplishments include being a two-time state qualifier, state-finalist, and President of her chapter. Throughout high school, Alexandra has also been involved in cross country, track, student council, Spanish club, and National Honor Society. She enjoys being a leader and also holds positions as a cross country team captain and NHS Vice-President. Her success in school, BPA, and other extracurriculars helped her earn National Recognition from the College Board last August. As a BPA state officer, Alexandra is looking forward to working with her team to provide a memorable and influential experience for all of the members. She hopes to create an environment that inspires character, innovation, and communication.