6 days ago
Bangor High School Student Takes 5th Place at BPA Competition
Van Buren Technology Center Business Professionals of America Student Organization (Press Release)
VBTC Instructor and BPA Adviser
On March 16th through the 19th, 35 students from the Commercial Art, Cyber Security & Computer Network Technology and Software Engineering programs at the Van Buren Technology Center participated in the Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
BPA is a student organization with over 43,000 students in 23 states. This three day event included 65 competitive events, 12 professional development sessions, a full assembly general sessions, election of state officers, college fair, a formal dinner and dance, and various other activities. On Sunday morning at the awards ceremony at Devos Place, the following VBTC students were recognized for their accomplishments:
- Jacob Brink, Bangor High School, VBTC Cyber Security & Computer Network Technology
5th Place, Computer Network Technology
- Callum Hume, Mattawan High School, VBTC Software Engineering
Bronze - Administrative Support Concepts
Bronze - Computer Programming Concepts
- Joel Vernon, Dowagiac High School, Cyber Security & Computer Network Technology
Bronze - Financial Math & Analysis
Bronze - Information Technology Concepts
4th Place - Systems Administrataion Using Cisco
4th Place - Computer Security
- Aaron Nancy, Watervliet High School, VBTC Cyber Security & Computer Network Technology2nd Place - Network Administration Using Microsoft
These students qualified for the BPA National Leadership Conference in Orlando Florida May 10th through the 14h, 2017. In addition all students earned a $3,000.00 per year scholarship to Davenport University, renewable four years with an overall value of $12,000.00.
VBTC Instructors and BPA Advisors are Steve Ambs, Carlos Esquivel, Denis Huffman, and Kimberly Wood.
Pictured from left to right are: Jacob Brink/Bangor High School, Callum Hume/Mattawan High School, Joel Vernon/Dowagiac High School, and Aaron Nancy, Watervliet High School.
Watch the BPA Awards Session here: http://www.michiganbpa.org/live
High School Concert Band Earns Division I Rating!
Congratulations to the High School Concert Band for earning a Division 1 rating at MSBOA District 6 Band Festival at Lake Michigan College Mendel Center!
The judges were so impressed by how well our students represented themselves on stage and responded to directions verbally and non-verbally. Our students were given many compliments on how they represented Bangor Public Schools! Go Vikings!
7th & 8th Grade Band Earns Division II Rating
Congratulations to the 7th & 8th grade band. They performed at the MSBOA District Band Festival at Lake Michigan College Mendel Center.
The students played very well and earned a Division 2 rating! All of their grades were A's and B's with great comments and suggestions for improvements. The students represented Bangor very well with their good behavior. Go Vikings!
Vikings Points of Pride
about 1 month ago
The Bangor Public Schools offer a high quality education in grades Kindergarten through Twelve, specializing in programs for our students varying abilities and interests.
We are very proud of the additions, upgrades and improvements to our K-12 facilities. This school year our students will see a new track, team rooms, concessions and bathrooms at Viking Stadium; upgrades to our locker rooms, new doors and windows at the middle and high buildings and expanded classroom technology.
The Bangor Public Schools are excited about our many student offerings that include:
- An Award-Winning Music Program
- A K-12 Art Program
- A Broadcast News Program
- An Award-Winning Quiz Bowl Team
- A K-12 Migrant/Bilingual Program
- Summer School Offerings
- On-Line Educational Opportunities
- A high-quality 7-12 Athletic Department that boasts:
- Championship Wrestling
- Volleyball-Cross Country
- Track Teams
- Boys & Girls Soccer
- Boys and Girls Basketball
- 14 Varsity Athletic Teams
- 10 All-State Athletes in the 2012-2013 School Year