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Ironwood students attend State Leadership Conference


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LUTHER L. WRIGHT High School students pose at the State Leadership Conference March 20 in Grand Rapids. Pictured are, from front, Kristine Meiloszyk, Madison Ofstad, Crystal Hetfeld, Corissa Mattson, Allison Clemens, James Giannunzio, Mariah Beaudette, Katie Piispanen, Sarah Johnson, Isaac Aukee, Robert Burchell and Ashley Basso.

GRAND RAPIDS - Students from Luther L. Wright High School attend the State Leadership Conference in Grand Rapids March 20.

Students participated in various competitions and attended a career fair and legacy launchers. Some attendees were able to vote for the 2014-15 state officers.

"The conference will be the culmination of a school years' worth of business education and training which members of the local chapter of business professionals of America at Ironwood have received," chapter advisor, Ann Wuorinen said.

Wuorinen teaches business management and computer technology.

Many students did well at the SLC, a news release said.

James Giannunzio and Corissa Mattson were elected voting delegates for LLW. Mattson was a silver medalist in marketing/management/human resources and a bronze medalist in business meeting management.

Allison Clemes, Mariah Beaudette, Sarah Johnson and Madison Ofstad placed fourth in administrative support team. Robert Burchell, Katie Piispanen and Isaac Aukee placed sixth for news broadcasting team. Kristine Meiloszyk placed seventh for keyboarding productions. Allison Clemens placed fifth for integrated office applications.

Crystal Hetfeld and Ashley Basso also attended the State Leadership Conference.

Students from LLW will attend the Business Professionals of America 2014 National Leadership Conference, "Accelerate Your Future," in Indianapolis from April 30-May 4. LLW chapter members Allison Clemens, Mariah Beaudette and Corissa Mattson will participate in national level business skills competitions, workshops, general sessions and officer candidate campaigns and elections.

Business Professionals of America is a national organization for high school, college and middle school students preparing for careers in business and information technology.


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