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Two students, powerhouse parliamentary procedures team advance to state

At the recent Area I, Region II Regional Leadership Conference for Business Professionals of America (BPA) two high schools had students and a team advance to compete at the state level, March 1-4 at the BPA State Leadership Conference in Dallas.


The Ryan High Parliamentary Procedure Team won first place for the eleventh time in 12 years. Members of this year’s team consist of Ayat Babiker, senior; Enrique Howell, sophomore; Christian Meza, sophomore; Jalie Schindler, senior; Jackie Willis, senior; and Katie Workman, senior.

The team's sponsor is Mrs. Leslie Baldwin.


BPA parliamentary procedures competitions are twofold, requiring students to sit for a written exam that covers the rules and procedures that govern meetings. Then, judges present the team a scenario that requires a meeting be conducted on the spot with only 15 minutes of preparation.


Denton High’s Trinity Nielsen, junior, qualified for state in Human Resource Management, a competition in which she had to interpret personnel policies and demonstrate her knowledge of human resource management.


Kolt Bundy, DHS sophomore, earned a spot to compete at state in personal financial management. He was required to successfully answer objective questions dealing with concepts and perform calculations related to the financial topics of credit, saving, investing, personal income tax, risk management and insurance, and retirement planning. 

Their sponsor is Mr. Barry Goad. 


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