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        Emerging Professional of the Year

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        This award is given annually to recognize alumni who made their mark as professionals and contributed to Business Professionals of America within their first five years of service to the Association. 
        To discover more about the Emerging Professional of the Year, please visit http://www.bpa.org/service/bpacares.



        2018 Recipient
        BPA ALUMNI
        In the past four years since he graduated from Swan Valley High School in Michigan, Matthew Leddy has been an inspiration and role model to other state officers from different schools who have followed in his footsteps and have said they chose to become a state officer after meeting him. Each year, he returns to his alma mater to give back and help BPA wherever he can. According to Michigan State Advisor Maurice Henderson “This is a true testament that the lives his life in a manner that makes individuals want to aspire to be just as successful as he is.”


        2017 Recipient
        MS. SYMONE GAMBLE, California (Texas)
        Symone Gamble, has supported and advocated for Business Professionals of America since she was a student member in high school where she served as a state and national student officer. Originally from Frisco, Texas, Symone started her career working in international finance in Barcelona, Spain and now works for Google at their headquarters in California supporting web and mobile app developers in online advertising – helping turn their passion into profit.


        2016 Recipient
        Dan Lynch, California (Indiana)




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