2018-05-17 / Life in Leelanau

St. Mary students shine at business competition

ST. MARY middle school students brought home individual and group medals from the national leadership conference of the Business Professionals of America over the weekend in Dallas. Pictured (from left) are members of the middle school web design team that finished seventh in the nation. They are Isabel LaCross, Alison Amalfitano, Jack Glynn, and Jesse Kohler. ST. MARY middle school students brought home individual and group medals from the national leadership conference of the Business Professionals of America over the weekend in Dallas. Pictured (from left) are members of the middle school web design team that finished seventh in the nation. They are Isabel LaCross, Alison Amalfitano, Jack Glynn, and Jesse Kohler.
Middle and high school students from Lake Leelanau St. Mary walked away with awards from the national leadership conference of the Business Professionals of America (BPA) last weekend in Dallas.


The middle school web design team of  Isabel LaCross, Alison Amalfitano, Jack Glynn and Jesse Kohler finished seventh.


LaCross placed second in the nation in extemporaneous speech competition, which involved students choosing random subjects and writing a 2-4 minute speech in 10 minutes.


LaCross finished third in the same category at the state level.


She is the daughter of Joe LaCross of Cedar and Amanda LaCross of Traverse City. Her grandparents are Jeff and Jean LaCross of Lake Leelanau.


Amalfitano placed fifth in prepared speech.


At the high school level, Lindsey Fleis placed seventh in integrated office applications and passed the Microsoft Powerpoint certification exam for Powerpoint.


Nicole Wittman placed in the top 10 percent for management, marketing and human resource concepts.


Danny Schaub placed in the top 12 percent in business meeting management concepts and top 8 percent in management, marketing and human resource concepts.


More than 45,000 students across 25 states participate in BPA each year.

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