Top students from Robstown High School attended the Business Professionals of America 2009 State Leadership Conference in Austin, Texas, March 4 through March 7.
Robstown High School chapter members Katherine Carrillo, Jessica Flores, Matthew Limon, Donaciano Martinez III, Javier Obregon, Victoria Reyes and Laura Suarez joined over 2,500 other conference delegates from across the state to participate in state level business skill competitions. Besides having the opportunity to excel, they experienced Austin as they visited the city's exciting sites. These students competed at the Regional Leadership Conference and qualified to participate at the state level conference. The conference emphasizes business workforce education and training which members of the Robstown High School Business Professionals of America have received. Katherine Carrillo, Jessica Flores, Victoria Reyes, and Laura Suarez competed in the Video Production Team event. Matthew Limon competed in the PC Servicing and Troubleshooting event. The Computer Animation Team with Limon, Martinez and Obregon received the honor of Third Place National Alternate, as only first and second advance to nationals. Also, the students took a photo with State Representative Abel Herrero at the Capitol and he congratulated them on their accomplishment. Beatrice Lopez and Fernando Hinojosa teach the students and accompanied them.
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. Business Professionals of America acts as a cohesive agent in the nationwide networking of education and business and industry, and is contributing to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills.