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Going the Extra Mile. Torch Awards and Special Recognition Awards State Vice-President: Myranda Hall State Historian: Colin Hoveln. Senior at Sussex Central High School 3 rd year in BPA Plays the Drums for 9 years Competitions: Global marketing Prepared Speech. About Myranda.

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going the extra mile

Going the Extra Mile

Torch Awards and Special Recognition Awards

State Vice-President: Myranda Hall

State Historian: Colin Hoveln

about myranda
Senior at Sussex Central High School

3rd year in BPA

Plays the Drums for 9 years


Global marketing

Prepared Speech

About Myranda
about colin
About Colin
  • Junior at Smyrna High
  • 3rd Year in BPA
  • Play Lacrosse
  • Competitions:
    • Parliamentary Procedure
    • Interview Skills
  • The Game of Hiyo
  • Break into groups
  • Walk towards your opponent giving eye contact
  • Bow with your hands together, and say “Hiyo”
  • No Laughing, smiling, or losing eye contact or you’re out!
  • There will be a championship round!
what is torch awards
What is Torch Awards
  • Frames and guides a BPA member’s Leadership and service to their community
    • Torch categories: Leadership, Faith, Love, Hope , Cooperation, Friendship, Patriotism, Knowledge, Service
    • Individual awards
    • Torch categories are then logged into the torch resume online: https://www.registermychapter.com/bpamem/Login.asp?From=TorchAwards.aspx
how do you earn torch awards
How do you earn Torch Awards?
  • Many ways to earn torch award points
    • Activity Ex: Recited BPA pledge,
    • Each activity is worth 5, 10, 15 or 20 points for each category
  • Valid activities
    • In order to have the activities count, each activity you submit must start with an action phrase such as “participated in” or “voted in”
    • Ex: “Ran for a BPA Local Office”,
levels of torch awards
Levels of Torch Awards
  • Four levels of torch awards
    • Executive – 10 Points
    • Diplomat – 30 Points
    • Statesman – 50 points
    • Ambassador – 70 Points, could possibly go to Nationals
    • High School students must start over
torch awards
Torch Awards
  • Leadership:
    • Serve as class representative or alternate, Student Senate representative or alternate, or class officer for a year's term
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Torch Awards
  • Faith, Hope, Love
      • Work to promote community goodwill through a Business Professionals of America local chapter activity involving a shut-in, elderly person, hospital, children’s home, etc. (identify your involvement, activity, and persons)
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Torch Awards
  • Cooperation
    • Ex: Participate in a local chapter fund-raising project (identify the involvement and project)
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Torch Awards
  • Friendship
    • Attend an official Business Professionals of America local chapter meeting
    • Attend an official Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference
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Torch Awards
  • Patriotism:
    • Attend a school board meeting
    • Demonstrate or explain the proper procedure for displaying and caring for the U.S. flag (identify circumstances and involvement)
  • Speak about Business Professionals of America 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)
  • Participate in a service project sponsored by the Business Professionals
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Torch Awards
  • Knowledge
    • Make a short presentation on the Business Professionals of America colors (identify to whom, when, and how presented)
  • Think of at least two activities that you have participated in
    • Write down the activities on a piece of paper
    • These activities must fall under on of the torch categories
    • Ex: Faith,Hope,Love- Sang Christmas carols with local bpa chapter
  • Categories
    • Cooperation
    • Friendship
    • Knowledge
    • Love, Hope, Faith
    • Patriotism
    • Service
things to remember on torch awards
Things to Remember on Torch Awards
  • Eligibility for Nationals
    • No guarantee to make it to nationals.
    • The ability for you to travel is your school districts decision
  • High school,
    • the points you earn will carry over each year
    • Points from middle school do not transfer to high school
  • Middle School
    • Points from middle school do transfer year to year
  • This program is designed to give you experience and service in your community!
bpa cares
BPA Cares
  • What?
    • Awards given to chapters that have worked on projects specific to certain awards
    • Helps give public exposure to BPA and its members
    • Helps chapters receive recognition from the National Organization
  • How?
    • BPA Cares Program Handbook
    • Visit www.delawarebpa.org for more info
special awards
Special Awards
  • Member Recruiter: Awarded to individual members for recruiting five or more new chapter members during a school year
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BPA Cares
  • Merit Scholar: Awarded to individual members for possessing exemplary Knowledge of Business Professionals of America
    • Merit scholarship: only at national level
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BPA Cares
  • Environmental Action and Awareness Award: Awarded to chapters for raising awareness of and doing something about environmental issues.
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BPA Cares
  • Community Relief Service Award: To encourage BPA chapters to provide volunteer services, to assist with disaster services, to provide health and safety community education, to participate in blood drives, and/or to raise and donate monetary support for relief organizations.
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BPA Cares
  • BPA Marketing and Public Relations: Awarded to chapters for recruitment, promotion, and public relations activities
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Going The Extra Mile
  • All PowerPoints are available online at
  • www.delawarebpa.org/downloads
  • mhall@delawarebpa.org
  • choveln@delawarebpa.org
  • Thank You!