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Perkins-Tryon High School BPA Receives Grant

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Perkins-Tryon High School BPA Receives Grant

The Community Foundation of Central Electric Cooperative board recently approved a $1,040 grant to the Perkins-Tryon High School Business Professionals of America to help members attend the BPS State Leadership Training Conference.

BPA is a national organization created for students pursuing careers in business management, information technology, finance, office administration and other related career fields. BPA members participate in various activities to achieve goals of self-improvement, leadership development, professionalism, community service, career development, public relations, student cooperation and safety and health.

The Community Foundation’s grant will fund the registration fees for Perkins-Tryon High School BPA members to attend the State Leadership Training Conference on March 12-14, 2018, in Tulsa, Okla.

The Community Foundation of Central Electric Cooperative, a board independent of Central Electric Cooperative, administers a program called Operation Round Up®. The Community Foundation makes grants available to individual projects in the Central service area. Visit www.MyCentral.coop and click on the “Community” tab located at the top of the page for more information about the Community Foundation.


Leon Caldwell, Central Electric Cooperative Community Foundation board president (second from left), and Ray Nettles, Central Electric Cooperative District 6 Trustee (left), recently presented a $1,040 check to members of Perkins Tryon High School Business Professional of America who will be attending the state conference. Front row (left to right) is Leon Caldwell; Drew Graham, BPA Vice President; Mindy Britt; Mikayla Horne, BPA Treasurer; and Josh Moorman. Back row (left to right) is Ray Nettles; Sadie Oswalt; Andrew Abrahamson; Garrison Hagler, BPA Secretary; Haden Hazelbaker; and Ben Rupert​. Not pictured is Justin Prough, BPA President.

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