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Ready for nationals: Northwood’s Business Professionals of America team takes top honors

February 17, 2022

The Northwood University Business Professionals of America (BPA) team excelled at the Feb. 12 BPA State Conference at Davenport University in Grand Rapids.

As a result of strong all-around performances, Northwood had over 70% of its team qualify for the BPA Nationals competition, and they are ready to make the trip to Dallas, Texas, this coming May.

Lead by BPA Student President Skylar Sherman and advised by Julie Adamczyk, the team competed in a multitude of categories, earning 40 top-three finishes.

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

The following students earned first-place honors:

  • Riley Hayer (two contests), Clare

  • Calista Shannon, Pinckney

  • Michael Hoffer, Monroe

  • Lyndsey Pierson, Chesterfield

  • Drew Minkina, Beaverton

  • Skylar Sherman, Tawas City

  • Anamarie Gonzalez, Mount Pleasant

  • Mario Hansen, Mount Pleasant

  • Kameron Haag, Clare

  • Jordan Bissell, St. Louis

  • Sydney Elliott, Berlin

  • Audrey Rademacher, St. Johns

The following students earned second-place honors:

  • Randall Madison, Saginaw

  • Alex Marashai, South Lyon

  • Bradley Getchel, Ortonville

  • Luke Harry, St. Louis

  • Madison Kolich, Escanaba

  • Hailey Granata, Hillsdale

  • Luke Harry, St. Louis

  • Logan Mathews, Harrison

  • Kara Cotton, Midland

  • Bradley Getchel, Ortonville

  • Grace Stuart, Owosso

The following students earned third-place honors:

  • Calista Shannon, Pinckney

  • Olivia Haring, Midland

  • Riley Rajewski, Midland

  • Randall Madison, Saginaw

  • Riley Hayer, Clare

  • Julia Hall, Mount Pleasant

  • Mario Hansen, Mount Pleasant

  • Cody Hyde, St. Johns

  • Jordan Bissell, St. Louis

  • Luke Harry (two contests), St. Louis

  • Ivan Yoder, Midland

  • Emily Buffa, Dewitt

  • Audrey Rademacher, St. Johns

  • Alex Marashai, South Lyon

  • Gabby Schloop, Midland

  • Calista Shannon, Pinckney

  • Sarah Zehr, St. Johns

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