Submitted by Advisor Lisa Hynes
Just wanted to share that Brandon-Evansville went on our Leadership trip and it was fabulous! We left Saturday, May 8 and returned Thursday, May 13. Our five seniors all went. We spent two days in Clearwater Beach. We went to Busch Gardens on Sunday, otherwise we just spent time on that beautiful beach.
Monday we drove to Daytona and spent two days there. On Tuesday we had a guided tour of Daytona Speedway. After the tour, we got to sit down with the VP of ticketing and sales. He shared a lot of information with the students, and was very easy to talk with.
Tuesday night we went to the season opener baseball game for the Daytona Tortulas. They got to talk to their marketing and sales director and watch the game. Then of course Wednesday we spent the day at the beach.
MNBPA wishes all of the Class of 2021 BPA Seniors from Brandon-Evansville congratulations on a job well done.
BPA Coats for Kids Drive
Business Professionals of America (BPA) just finished their 27th annual Coats for Kids drive From September 14 – October 9. Students in the Business Internship (BPA) collected 450 jackets for the Pilgrim Drycleaners collection drive. Pilgrim Drycleaners are still counting their jackets with the hopes of reaching their goal of 10,000 jackets this year. All jackets were cleaned, and minor repairs were made. From there they were distributed back to the community.
Over the past 27 years Blaine BPA has collected over to 14,000 coats for this great cause. This year we had former Math Teacher Alan Krantz and Business Teacher donated jackets. Bengals in Action (BIA) member Kaitlyn Owens took it upon herself to collect and donate 112 jackets on her own. Through friends, family, and social media, she brought in our biggest donation.
Thank you to the staff, students, and community members that cleaned out their closets and donated to such a great cause! Because of these donations, kids of all ages will have a coat this winter to keep them warm.