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BPA students qualify to compete nationally

February 16, 2023

Northwood University is pleased to announce 16 of its Business Professionals of America (BPA) members have qualified to compete at the national level.

Students qualified for nationals after strong all-around performances at the Feb. 11 BPA State Conference at Davenport University in Grand Rapids.

“I am proud of how our NU BPA students practice personal responsibility and drive their own success through the BPA program,” stated Advisor Julie Adamczyk. “They understand the value of bettering themselves through hard work and competition.”

In Grand Rapids, the team competed in multiple categories and earned 23 top-three finishes.

“This is an impressive feat, considering our team faced stiff competition against the likes of Alma College, Central Michigan University, Davenport University, Montcalm Community College, and Lake Superior State University/Bay College,” Adamczyk noted.

The following students earned first-place honors:

Kameron Haag, Clare

Molly Kitson, East Jordan

Hailey Granata, Hillsdale

Luke Harry, Saint Louis

Elizabeth Henson, Blanchard

Sydney Elliott, Berlin

The following students earned second-place honors:

Hailey Granata, Hillsdale

Drew Minkina, Beaverton

Sarah Zehr, Saint Johns

Mario Hensen, Mount Pleasant

Luke Harry, Saint Louis

Elizabeth Henson, Blanchard

Audrey Rademacher, Saint Johns

Molly Kitson, East Jordan

Johan Brockway, Midland

Nicholas Stevens, Rochester Hills

Kara Cotton, Midland

The following earned third-place honors:

Logan Matthews, Harrison

Gabby Schloop, Midland

Drew Minkina, Beaverton

Blake Adams, Midland

The national competition will take place in April in Anaheim, California.

BPA has over 45,000 members across the U.S. For more information about Northwood’s chapter, visit

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