CWI Continues Success at BPA National Leadership Conference

Published: May 12, 2023

Congratulations to members of the Business Professionals of America (BPA) student organization who represented College of Western Idaho (CWI) at the 2023 BPA National Leadership Conference (NLC) on April 26 – 30 in Anaheim, California.

Eleven students from CWI competed in computer science and business events and brought home 36 top-ten medals, four first-place, five second-place, and four third-place plaques.

2023 CWI BPA NLC competitors

Bryson Bailey

Ashley Furr

Nathan Gaddy

Sarah Ives

Cameron James

Roger Johnston

Baiden Jones

Ethan Maze

Spencer McConnell

Stanley Ward

William Young

First Place

Roger Johnston — Prepared Speech

Roger Johnston — Information Technology Concepts – Open

William Young — Server Administration Using Microsoft

Spencer McConnell — Linux Operating System Fundamentals

Second Place

Bryson Bailey — Financial Math & Analysis Concepts – Open

William Young — Device Configure and Troubleshooting – IT Specialist Device Configuration and Management

Cameron James — Computer Security – IT Specialist Network Security

Stanley Ward & Sarah Ives — Network Design Team

Roger Johnston — Digital Communication & Design Concepts – Open

Third Place

Bryson Bailey — Personal Financial Management

Sarah Ives — Computer Network Technology - IT Specialist Networking

Baiden Jones — Server Administration Using Microsoft

Roger Johnston — Computer Programming Concepts – Open

In addition to the competition, students who participated in BPA at the College were able to meet people from all over the country, network with potential future employers, and compete against some of the best students in their fields.

To learn more about BPA, contact advisors Seth Akers at 208.562.2565 or or Linda Otto at 208.562.2519 or

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