Business Professionals of America Club Earn 46 State Awards
Business Professionals of America Club Earn 46 State Awards

Eight business students from Lake Superior College’s Business Professionals of America (BPA) Club earned a total of 46 awards (including six first-place awards) at the BPA State Leadership conference held in Rosemount, Minn. on February 23-25.

These students will attend the Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference in Orlando May 10 – May 14. They will participate in national level business skills competitions, workshops, general sessions, and the national officer candidate campaigns and elections with 5,000 other conference delegates.

“I’m very proud of these students and everything they’ve worked hard to accomplish,” said BPA chapter advisor Barb Struck, who teaches in LSC’s business department. “I am confident they will do very well at the national conference in May. It will be the culmination of the business and computer skills education they received at LSC.”

LSC students received the following state BPA awards:

Banking & Finance: Garrett Menze – 5th

Fundamental Word Processing Skills: Amanda Sundin – 1st, Garrett Menze ? finalist

Intermediate Word Processing: Boston Foster – finalist

Advanced Word Processing: Kristi Gunderson – 2nd

Advanced Office Systems: Kristi Gunderson – 1st

Business Law & Ethics: Garrett Menze ? finalist

Fundamental Spreadsheet Applications: Boston Foster ? 4th

Database Applications: Zack Zosel – 1st,, Matt Bethke – 2nd

Personal Financial Management: Garrett Menze – finalist

Medical Office Procedures: Boston Foster – 2nd, Kristi Gunderson – 4th, Amanda Sundin – 5th

Financial Math & Analysis: Garrett Menze – finalist

Accounting Math Concepts: Boston Foster ? finalist

Administrative Support Team – 2nd: Kristi Gunderson, Boston Foster, Garrett Bock, Amanda Sundin

ICD-10-CM Diagnostic Coding: Boston Foster – 3rd, Kristi Gunderson – finalist

Administrative Support Concepts: Garrett Bock – 2nd: Boston Foster – 3rd

Garrett Menze – finalist

PC Servicing & Troubleshooting: Doug Sundin – 3rd

Visual Basic/C# Programming: Doug Sundin – 3rd

JAVA Programming: Doug Sundin – 1st

Graphic Design Promotions: Amanda Sundin – 1st, Doug Sundin – 2nd, Zack Zosel – 4th, Matt Bethke – 5th

Computer Programming Concepts: Doug Sundin – 3rd, Garrett Menze – 4th

Fundamentals of Web Design: Matt Bethe – 2nd: Zack Zosel – 3rd, Garrett Menze – 4th

Information Technology Concepts: Doug Sundin – 5th, Garrett Menze – finalist

Human Resource Management:  Garrett Bock – 3rd

Business Meeting Management: Amanda Sundin – 2nd

Management/Marketing/Human Resources: Garrett Menze – 2nd, Amanda Sundin – 3rd:

Garrett Bock – finalist

Parliamentary Procedure Concepts: Garrett Menze – 1st, Kristi Gunderson – 3rd

Project Management Concepts: Garrett Menze – 4th, Amanda Sundin – 5th, Kristi Gunderson – finalist

Business Professionals of America is a national organization for college, high school, and middle school students preparing for careers in business and information technology. The organization’s activities and programs complement classroom instruction by giving students practical experience through application of the skills learned at school.  Business Professionals of America acts as a cohesive agent in the nationwide networking of education and business and industry.  BPA is contributing to the preparation of world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills.


David Kline
Vice President, Institutional Advancement and External Relations
(218) 733-6998
David Kline
Vice President, Institutional Advancement and External Relations
(218) 733-6998