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          Category

          Code

          Points

          Activity

          Max Use

          Knowledge

          401

          10

          Demonstrate or explain the parts of the BPA emblem and their meaning to your BPA advisor or chapter (must be part of an actual demonstration, not merely being an observer) (identify to whom, when, and how presented)

          1

          Knowledge

          402

          10

          Recite the BPA pledge by memory on a one-to-one basis to your advisor or chapter (chapter meeting recitation does not qualify) (identify to whom presented and circumstances)

          1

          Knowledge

          403

          10

          Make a short presentation on the BPA colors to your advisor or chapter (identify to whom, when, and how presented)

          1

          Knowledge

          404

          10

          Make a short presentation on the purposes of BPA to your advisor or chapter (identify to whom, when, and how presented)

          1

          Knowledge

          405

          10

          Explain the significance of the Torch Ceremony to your advisor or chapter (identify to whom, when, and circumstances)

          1

          Knowledge

          408

          5

          Participate in a BPA nationally-approved competitive event, individual or team, at the regional level (identify the region and name of competitive event)

          2

          Knowledge

          409

          5

          Place in a BPA nationally-approved competitive event, individual or team, at the regional level (identify the region, place, and name of competitive event)

          2

          Knowledge

          410

          5

          Participate in a BPA nationally-approved competitive event, individual or team, at the state level (identify the name of competitive event)

          2

          Knowledge

          411

          10

          Place in a BPA nationally-approved competitive event, individual or team, at the state level (identify the competitive event and place)

          2

          Knowledge

          412

          10

          Participate in a BPA competitive event, individual or team, at the national leadership conference (identify the name of the competitive event)

          2

          Knowledge

          413

          15

          Place in top ten in a BPA competitive event, individual or team, at the national leadership conference (identify the place and name of competitive event)

          2

          Knowledge

          414

          5

          Attend a workshop at a  BPA fall, regional, state, or national leadership conference (identify the workshop, presenter, and conference)

          4

          Knowledge

          415

          10

          Attend a parliamentary procedure workshop; does not need to be presented by BPA (identify the workshop, presenter, and circumstances)

          1

          Knowledge

          416

          10

          Read all three of the BPA local, state, and national constitutions (identify the sources)

          1

          Knowledge

          417

          10

          Study the current guidelines for a BPA Cares award program in the BPA Cares Awards Handbook. Present a written proposal to the local vice president outlining procedures for the chapter to receive the recognition.

          1

          Knowledge

          418

          10

          Conduct an interview with a business person (high school graduate at least) regarding what their job entails (identify the person, their job title, and the business where they are employed)

          1

          Knowledge

          419

          10

          Give a presentation demonstrating how to use a particular type of software to a group (identify the software, the group, and the place the presentation was given)

          1

          Knowledge

          420

          5

          Give a presentation on any topic using computer or multimedia (electronic) technology (identify your topic, the technology used, the group you presented to, and the place where the presentation was given)

          1

          Knowledge

          421

          5

          Conduct a job search using the Internet (identify two companies about which you received information)

          1

          Knowledge

          423

          5

          Take a State BPA Merit Scholar Test (identify the state conference)

          1

          Knowledge

          424

          10

          Earn a State BPA Merit Scholar Award (identify the state conference)

          1

          Knowledge

          425

          10

          Take the BPA Merit Scholar Test at NLC (identify the national conference)

          1

          Knowledge

          426

          15

          Earn a BPA Merit Scholar Award at NLC (identify the national conference)

          1

          Knowledge

          427

          10

          Attend a BPA State Executive Council meeting

          1

          Knowledge

          428

          10

          Write an article for the BPA regional or state publication or newsletter (must be submitted but need not be published) (identify the topic and publication)

          1

          Knowledge

          429

          15

          Write and get published an article about your chapter for the bpa.org website submitted through the National Center staff or State Advisor (on your state’s linked page from bpa.org)

          2

          Knowledge

          431

          15

          Write a BPA article for any city newspaper; it must be published (specify the topic, paper, and publication date)

          2

          Knowledge

          432

          10

          Speak about BPA at a non-chapter meeting (such as a civic organization) (this may include one presentation to a school-related organization) (identify the topic and meeting)

          2

          Knowledge

          433

          10

          Attend a professional webinar (identify the topic) (same activity cannot be used in conjunction with Knowledge 441)

          1

          Knowledge

          434

          5

          Take a certification exam from Certiport or Precision Exams (include certification name and testing site)

          2

          Knowledge

          435

          10

          Achieve a certification from Certiport or Precision Exams (include certification name and testing site)

          2

          Knowledge

          436

          10

          Take a certification exam at the National Leadership Conference Certification Lab sponsored by Certiport or Precision Exams (include certification name)

          1

          Knowledge

          437

          15

          Achieve a certification at the National Leadership Conference Certification Lab sponsored by Certiport (include certification name)

          1

          Knowledge

          438

          10

          Take the National Association of Parliamentarians Certification Exam at a BPA National Leadership Conference (identify the conference)

          1

          Knowledge

          439

          10

          Complete the requirements for the Life Skills Achievement Program provided through Next Step Academy (identify the courses taken)

          1

          Knowledge

          440

          10

          Create a portfolio that presents some of the work and/or projects you completed as a member of BPA (identify the work/projects covered in the portfolio)

          1

          Knowledge

          441

          10

          Attend a BPA professional webinar (identify the topic) (same activity cannot be used in conjunction with Knowledge: 433)

          2

          Knowledge

          450

          5

          Miscellaneous: any BPA knowledge activity not specified in the above codes (identify the activity completely)

          1

           

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