Northwood Tech students kicked off the start of May with an impressive finish at the 2022 Business Professionals of America (BPA) National Conference held in Dallas, TX.

The Northwood Tech students and their BPA Adviser, Brenda Kretzschmar, attended the national competition whose theme was “Go Beyond Your Limits” which the students certainly embodied as they competed.

Northwood Tech students SonnYa Glinski, Matthew Hoff, Barbara Koch, and Kelly Sigsworth represented three out of the four Northwood Tech campuses competing at the national level after their placements at the state level advanced them to nationals.

The 2022 BPA National Leadership Conference proved to be successful for the group from Northwood Tech as a whole. Below are the placement results for the four BPA students, as well as the Northwood Tech campus that they represent:

  • SonnYa Glinski (Rice Lake Campus): Contemporary Issues, 3rd place; and Ethics and Professionalism, 8th place
  • Matthew Hoff (Rice Lake Campus): College Accounting, 1st place; and Fundamental Spreadsheet Applications, 8th place
  • Barbara Koch (Ashland Campus): Advanced Word Processing, 3rd place; Business Meeting Management Concepts, 3rd place; Administrative Support Concepts, 4th place; and Interview Skills, 4th place.
  • Kelly Sigsworth (New Richmond Campus): Fundamental Word Processing, 7th place; Fundamental Spreadsheet Applications, 11th place; and Basic Office Systems & Procedures 13th place.

Congratulations to each BPA Northwood Tech student on their finishes at the 2022 BPA National Leadership Conference. For more information on the business programs offered by Northwood Tech, visit here and choose the business program that interests you.

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A nationally top-ranked college and a designated 2021-22 Military Friendly® School, Northwood Tech serves the educational and career needs of more than 15,000 residents of Northwestern Wisconsin each year. With multiple campuses, Northwood Tech offers career-focused associate degree programs, technical diplomas, short-term certificates, customized business training, and a wide array of courses for personal or career enrichment. Northwood Tech is a member of the Wisconsin Technical College System and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( For more information, call 800.243.9482 or visit Northwood Technical College is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer and Educator.

Last Update: May 18, 2022 11:03 am CDT

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