MARQUETTE – Six students from the Northern Michigan University chapter of Business Professionals of America recently participated in the 39th National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif., and returned with 12 individual awards. 

Pictured in the front row from left to right are: Nicole Abendroth from Ishpeming, who took 7th place in fundamental word processing; Chera LaForge from Ishpeming, who took 2nd place in integrated office applications, 3rd place in individual economic research project, 3rd place in legal office procedures and 4th place in management/marketing/human resource concepts; Lindsey Pepin from Ishpeming, who took 1st place in computerized accounting, 3rd place in financial math and analysis and 5th place in basic office systems and procedures; and Kelly Larmour from Negaunee, who took 3rd place in keyboarding production and 8th place in fundamentals of html;

            Pictured in the back row from left to right are: Chena Filizetti from Negaunee, who took 5th place in desktop publishing and 9th place in medical office procedures; and Mary Moynes from Clinton Township, who also participated.

            The conference included general sessions with keynote speakers, business meetings, leadership workshops, contests, election of national officers and tours of southern California.  About 3,200 high school and 800 college students attended.

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Becky Kratz