Top students from Robstown High School will be attending the Business Professionals of America 2008 State Leadership Conference in Dallas next month.

Robstown High School chapter members Valerie Infante, Chelsea Koenig, Oscar Martinez, Javier Obregon, Jacob Renteria, Kaylynn Sanchez and Andrew Tobias will join more than 2,000 other conference delegates from across the state to participate in state level business skill competitions, general sessions and the state officer candidate campaigns and elections March 5-8.

They'll also have the opportunity to visit exciting sites in Dallas.

"Students from the Texas Association's Regional Leadership Conference have qualified to participate at the state level conference," said chapter advisor Beatrice G. Lopez, who teaches business education courses. "The conference emphasizes business workforce education and training which members of the local chapter of Business Professionals of America at Robstown High School have received."

Senior Kaylynn Sanchez is competing in the Entrepreneurship event for the second year at state. Seniors Chelsea Koenig and Jacob Renteria, who is also competing for the second year at state, advanced in the Web Site Design Team event.

Juniors Valerie Infante, Oscar Martinez, Javier Obregon and Andrew Tobias are competing in the Presentation Management Team event. The Video Production Team consisting of Bridgette Cooper, Shelsea Flores and Samantha Ibanez received a State Alternate award as well as Patricia Ortiz for Interview Skills.

Business Professionals of America is a national organization for middle school, high school and college students preparing for careers in business and office occupations. The organization's activities and programs complement classroom instruction by giving students practical experience through application of the skills learned at school.