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Top students from Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School will be attending the
Business Professionals of America (BPA) 2019 National Leadership Conference, in Anaheim, CA, May 1-5,
2019. GNB Voc-Tech chapter members will join over 6,000 other conference delegates from across the
nation to participate in national level business skills competitions, workshops, general sessions, and
national officer candidate campaigns and elections. In addition to having the opportunity to compete on
the national stage and learn from leading business professionals, GNB Voc-Tech students will have the
opportunity to create lifelong memories and experience Anaheim, CA.

“Each year, the National Leadership Conference offers our students the opportunity to showcase their
skills and compete against other students from across the country, and be recognized for their
dedication and hard work they have put forth through the year,” said chapter advisor, Maciel Pais, who
teaches Information Support Services and Networking. “These talented students, with the guidance and
encouragement of their dedicated instructors, have worked long hours preparing for competition at the
state level, maintaining a high grade averages, good attendance record, participating in community
service, and obtaining several BPA Torch Awards.”

The following students from Information Support Services and Networking, Computer Information
Technology, Programming and Web Development, Medical Assisting, Business Technology, Media
Technology and Legal and Protective Services career majors will be representing the true meaning of a
Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School pride; Ashley Almeida, Abigail Arruda,
Sabrina Arruda, Kaitlin Aurelio, Liani Bajandas, Myles Barth, Olivia Benoit, Madison Breakfield, Haeley
Burchell, William Charpentier, Kiaarah Cortijo, Daniel DaSilveira, Janelle Dias, Gabriella-Rose Duarte, Kyle
Faria, Abbey Frias, Julianna Gomes, Amanda Juerakhan, Kaleigh Martins, Lauryn Martins, Samantha
Masse, Ethan Mouri, Katelyn Pereira, Kerube Rodriquez, Yarelis Rojas, Carly Rose, Sarah Saulnier, Chloe
Silva, Bryan Teves, Wyatt Torre, Matthew Trommenschlager, Danielle Urquhart, Keydy Vasquez Cerrato,
and Hien Vong

Business Professionals of America is a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) for high school,
college, and middle school students preparing for careers in business, finance and management
information systems, and other related fields. The organization’s activities and programs complement
their career major instruction by giving students practical experience through application of the skills
learned in their trade. Business Professionals of America has the ability to enhance student participation
in professional, civic, service and social endeavors. Members participate in these activities to accomplish
goals of self-improvement, leadership development, professionalism, community service, career
development, public relations, student cooperation and safety and health.

Business Professionals of America acts as a cohesive agent in the nationwide networking of education,
business and industry. The mission of Business Professionals of America is to contribute to the
preparation of global professional through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and
technological skills.