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Mid-America Technology Center Students Compete in Virtual BPA State Leadership Conference

Posted Date: 04/09/2021

Mid-America Technology Center Students   Compete in Virtual BPA State Leadership Conference

MATC students enrolled in Mr. Wall’s Multimedia Specialist class and Mr. Craft’s Network Systems Technician class recently competed in the Virtual Business Professional of America (BPA) State Leadership Conference (SLC). With all of the changes and challenges, the students have faced this year the MATC students did exceptionally well.

These two classes had a total of nine state finalists, three of which placed in the top three in their events. MATC also has the only photographer representing Oklahoma at the Virtual BPA National Leadership Conference (NSL), and we have a member of the State Executive Council who will be sworn in as a State BPA Officer in the upcoming weeks.

Congratulations to the following students!

Secondary students:

  • Claire Bailey, Newcastle: Digital Marketing Concepts, 3rd place; Interview Skills, 5th place
  • Lydia Bell, Maysville (homeschooled): Top Ten National Virtual Photography – representing Oklahoma at NSL; Advanced Interview Skills, 6th place
  • Luke Blandamer, Washington; James Crum, Purcell; Noelia Cruz Vidal, Pauls Valley; Brighton Snow, Washington: Website Design Team, 5th place
  • Brighton Snow, Washington: State Executive Council Member; Entrepreneurship, 4th place; Management Marketing Human Resources Concepts, 8th place

Postsecondary Students:

  • Matthew Fulton, Byars; John Veach, Moore: Network Design Team, 2nd place
  • Mario Gaitan, Pauls Valley: Advanced Interview Skills, 2nd place; Digital Media Production, 5th place

BPA is the co-curricular Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) for students pursuing careers in business management, information technology, finance, office administration, health administration, and other related career fields. To find out more about these career fields and other services offered at MATC visit