2022-2023 State Officer Leadership Team Candidates

Below you will find information on each of the 2022-2023 candidates running at the State Leadership Conference in March 2022.  Each candidate was asked to provide a picture and a 100 word essay to share with you on why they are seeking election.  Please review and all the candidates will see you at SLC 2022.

Each Candidate will provide a 2-minute speech at the Sunday Opening General Session and then will campaign on Monday of the conference.  See your conference program for specific details.

Julia Dykstra

Kankakee Valley High School

Hello BPA members! My name is Julia Dykstra. I go to Kankakee Valley High School and am a third year BPA member. BPA has helped me so much throughout my high school years and transformed me into a leader that freshman me would have been baffled by. I hope to return the favor to BPA by achieving a position on the State Officer Leadership Team and pushing Indiana BPA to new heights. I would be honored to receive your help to take our BPA beyond its limits. Vote Julia!

Jasmeen Kaur

Blue River Valley Jr. Sr. High School

Hello, I am Jasmeen Kaur from Blue River Valley Jr-Sr High School. I am a four-year member of BPA. I would like to be a state officer because I am an industrious individual with leadership experience who brings unique ideas to the table. BPA allows me to explore and compete in a variety of different events, and I am grateful for the chance to broaden my horizons. Additionally, I am involved in NHS, Academic Team, Spanish Club, and Tennis. I am excited about the experience and opportunity that being a state officer will provide. Join the Dream Team with Jasmeen!

Corbin Landrey

Hamilton Heights High School

Throughout my five years of membership in this organization, I have gained extensive knowledge and success through the various aspects of Business Professionals of America, and my three years as a chapter officer has taught me effective communication, reliability, and confidence to take charge as a leader. I plan to use my experience for the benefit of Indiana Business Professionals of America by establishing a monthly Torch Award workshop, which will explain the Torch Awards program and highlight various simple activities that add up to the Ambassador Torch Award while giving participants the opportunity to complete these activities.

Abdul-Martini Olaletan

Ben Davis High School

Hi, My name is Abdul-Martini and I will be running for the 2022 State Officer Leadership Team. I believe that I should be elected because I am extremely passionate about Business Professionals of America and I am happy and willing to give BPA my one hundred percent effort and dedication. I am also on the leadership team in my local chapter so I already know a little bit about being a leader in BPA. I consider myself extremely lucky to be given this opportunity to run for the 2022 SOLC. Thank you very much for your time!

Dylan Stiner

North Harrison High School

I, Dylan Stiner, am confident enough to say that I can take on this role as a state office because I have the necessary experience and preparation.
As a member and officer of the Student Council, National Honor Society, Renaissance, etc. I have gained a great deal of knowledge and I am ready to use that knowledge and goals to become an Indiana State Officer. Through my position as an officer of the BPA, I am prepared to introduce and promote the organization to current and potential members, as well as many more opportunities in the future.

Alyanna Walsh

Hebron High School

Hi Indiana BPA! I am Alyanna Walsh, and I am a third year BPA member, and Junior from Hebron High School in Region 1. I want to become a State Officer to continue to step into leadership roles, specifically within BPA. I have always put my all into BPA, and I wish to continue to do so on the State Officer Leadership Team. I am a hardworking individual with a tech-savvy creativity, and it is my goal to put these skills to use on the State Officer Leadership Team. I hope you won’t dilly dally and vote for Aly!