Local Taylor  CTE Students Compete in Regional Business Competitions

Business Professionals of America is a dynamic youth organization which provides
leadership and business opportunities for high school students to prepare them in their
selection as they make decisions on their future careers. The skills that students learn
through participating in a variety of business experiences are beneficial and will help
prepare them for a career in the workforce.
Taylor Career and Technical Center students put these skills to the test at the Regional Leadership
Conferences that took place on January 7, 2022 at Henry Ford Community College. More
than 4,500 students representing approximately 175 schools are competing in regional
competitions throughout the state. They will compete in many different events ranging
from accounting to graphic design to public speaking. Events are individual or teams with
the participants learning many skills from each. Students who place high enough are
eligible to attend the BPA State Leadership Conference taking place in March in Grand
The students that represented THS in this competition included La’ Monta Davis, Kaitlyn
Horner, Noah Matthews, Alex Navarre, Simara Scott, Nate Walker, and Joy White. They
competed in Banking & Finance, Basic Office Systems & Procedures, Fundamental
Spreadsheet Applications, Fundamental Word Processing, and Personal Financial
Management. Each of these students put their best effort forward and represented Taylor
High with integrity and pride. Kaitlyn Horner and Alex Navarre brought home medals and
qualified for the state competition and Nathaniel Walker placed fourth and is an alternate
for states.
Business Professionals of America helps young people prepare themselves for business
professional careers. They learn a variety of skills such as teamwork, time management,
and public speaking. These skills are very beneficial as these bright, young people enter the
workforce and help shape the future. A big thanks to the staff at THS and The Career Center for their support and Mrs. Barnard for attending with us. Mrs. Hale, their advisor, is extremely proud of her students drive and dedication. She is excited to see where their bright futures lead them!