(L-R) Nicholas Justice, Jayme Ahr, Clayton Grisby, Kaylie Armstrong, Julianna Koski, Alyssa Rice.
The State Officer Team represents the student members on the Ohio Association Executive Board, establishes annual goals and works to achieve those goals. The team is responsible for planning two major annual conferences.
The Ohio Association is the second largest state association within National Business Professionals of America with approximately 7,500 secondary and post-secondary members.
On February 7, 2014, Ohio Governor John R. Kasich, Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Richard A. Ross, Ohio Career-Tech Director Steve Gratz and leaders from Ohio seven CTSOs officially launched the state’s participation in National Career-Technical Education Month for February.
Governor Kasich read and signed a resolution that emphasized the value of career tech with a special focus on CTSOs.
Student representatives were (L/R): Kaitlyn Cress, FEA; Margaret Myers, HOSA; Stephanie Elkins, DECA; Jarred Shellhouse, FFA; Lindsey Snider, FCCLA; Alyssa Rice, BPA; Romello Oliver, SkillsUSA.
Aligned with the 2014 national career tech theme of “Celebrate CTE Superheroes,” the students shared their career and educational plans. Governor Kasich discussed the value of career-technical education and healthy lifestyles for young people.