The Source – 11/15/2021

Leadership Academy to Explore Ethics, Prepare Students for Contest Offering $15,000 in Scholarships

A six-part Leadership Academy on Ethics will provide Middle Level and Secondary students a unique learning opportunity as they explore critical issues in ethical leadership. Sessions begin on November 15 and conclude December 20. They will be held Mondays from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. ET on Zoom. Participants who must miss a live session can watch a recording and complete the exercises on their own. The instruction will

  • increase student awareness of ethics and ethical principles.

  • facilitate student skill development in recognizing and addressing ethical dilemmas.

  • encourage creative thought, problem solving and ethical decision-making.

  • stimulate reflection on processes, performances and outcomes.

The Leadership Academy will also prepare students to compete in the Ethics Awareness Challenge video competition, which will occur in January 2022. The contest will award $15,000 in scholarships to Middle Level and Secondary winners. The Leadership Academy and Ethics Awareness Challenge are free for BPA members and sponsored by MBA Research & Curriculum Center and the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative.

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Virtual Events Registration Due Nov. 15

Individuals and teams interested in participating in the 2021-2022 Virtual Events competitions must be registered by November 15. These events, offered only at the National level, include Middle Level, Secondary and Post-secondary divisions. There is no limit to the number of team or individual registrants. Entry fees are $10 for individual events and $20 for team events. The top 10 competitors in each event per division will earn an invitation to the 2022 National Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas, to participate in the National Showcase, with an opportunity to earn Best in Show honors.

For event descriptions and guidelines, visit the WSAP Download Center. Questions about registration can be directed to Patrick Schultz, Director of Education and Technology Integration, at To sign up, visit the registration site, click on the “Conferences” tab and then select “2022 National Virtual Events”.

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Post-secondary Town Hall: Nov. 20

The Post-secondary Executive Council, National BPA's student leadership group, is hosting the first in a series of three virtual town halls focused on skills to prepare for a job interview. The event will be held on Saturday, November 20 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET on Zoom. The featured speaker will be Alexis Rasley, Career Development Coordinator at the University of Alaska Anchorage. The presentation will be of particular interest to Post-secondary members as well as high school juniors and seniors. The event is free for BPA members, but registration is required.

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Adobe XD Free Subscription Offer

Adobe is offering a free one-year subscription exclusively for BPA Secondary members (ages 14 and older) who are competing in (455) User Experience Design using Adobe XD, a pilot judged event in Digital Communication & Design. This Adobe XD offer may not be shared with anyone other than BPA student members enrolled in the regional, state, or national team competition.

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Tim Hill

New Membership and Marketing Coordinator Joins National Staff

Tim Hill joined the National BPA staff as Membership and Marketing Coordinator at the end of October. He brings diverse experience to his new role, including working on K-12 education programs at the National Geographic Society, coordinating interdisciplinary programs at the University of Missouri and managing marketing and communications for a community hospital. You can contact him at

November 30: A Day of “Radical Generosity”

GivingTuesday is a global movement “unleashing the power of radical generosity” and inspiring people to do good. National BPA is thankful for the sponsors, partners, volunteers and donors who invest in students by supporting our work. Every day, with your help, we are empowering student leaders to discover their passion and change the world through unmatched opportunities in learning, professional growth and service. Please consider making a financial contribution to National BPA in one of the following ways:

  • Contribute on the donation page of the BPA website.

  • Hit the donate button on the BPA Facebook page.

  • Use the Amazon Smile gateway when purchasing from the online retailer and designate Business Professionals of America as the recipient of a donation from the company (at no extra cost to you).

For more information about giving opportunities, contact Dr. LouAnn Ross, Executive Director, at