Tantasqua Student Wins BPA Award for Massachusetts

Mark Wood, Principal of Tantasqua’s Technical Division and Cheryl Hackenson, Business Technology educator spoke at our recent meeting about the Technical Division.  Principal Wood gave an interesting comparison between the Technical Division of today versus several years ago.  He also thanked us for the many, many years we have given scholarships to the TRHS students, the RYLA students, and participating in their annual Craft Fair.  Cheryl spoke specifically about the Business Professionals of America (BPA) competition that senior Katherine Commans won for the State of Massachusetts.  Katherine’s score in Applied Accounting was so far above the competition that no second or third place awards were chosen.  She now competes in Anaheim, CA for the National BPA competition.  Sturbridge Rotary donated funds so Katherine can attend and compete in the Nationals.    Katherine told us how very excited she is to be competing and how deeply thankful she is for Sturbridge Rotary’s support.  We are confident she’ll win!  We all went home feeling really good about the Tantasqua Regional High School students and what we do to help them succeed.

President-Elect Austin Jenkins and Katherine Commans

President-Elect Austin Jenkins and Katherine Commans

L to R:  President-Elect Austin Jenkins, Cheryl Hackenson, Katherine Commans, Principal Mark Wood, Rotarian Peter Zeh

L to R: President-Elect Austin Jenkins, Cheryl Hackenson, Katherine Commans, Principal Mark Wood, Rotarian Peter Zeh