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Hello everyone, my name is Mason Miller, your BPA State Vice-President. It has been a wild year serving on the State Executive Council, so each of us State Officers has decided to make a post sharing the stories we have made along the way. My time as a state officer has been one of the most influential of my life. When I was campaigning for office, I was unsure of what to expect from this position, but as soon as all the new state officers got elected on the stage with me, I knew this was the right choice for me.

I know the friends I have made within BPA will last a lifetime. As a state officer, I have had the chance to tour the state, visit cities I have never been to, and meet exceptional BPA students across Oklahoma. I have also had the opportunity to travel outside the state to Anaheim, California, and meet some extraordinary individuals there.

I have loved attending BPA events, getting to know our state better, competing in my events, and creating a network of people in my field. One of my favorite BPA memories is spending a week at CareerTech University with my SEC team. We made smores, played outdoor games, and learned what it takes to be a State Officer.BPA has shown me what it’s like to be a leader, and I am so grateful for this opportunity.

As state officers, we try our best to impact other students’ lives. We want to show you how great you can be, but looking back over this year, you have shown me the same thing. Before I became a State Officer, I was a shy student trying to break out of his shell and do something I had never done before. Being in a leadership-driven role within BPA has forced me out of that shell. By being out of my comfort zone, I have had the chance to change as a person. Thanks to you guys, I have become much more sociable, motivated, and happier. Business Professionals of America has truly changed my life, and I am very excited to see what it has left for me in my journey.

Thank you all so much!

– Mason Miller

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