Indiana BPA SLC Candidate Information & Links

All information for this years election you will find on this page.  You will find each candidate’s picture, 100 Word Essay, and Candidate Video (available Sunday, March 7, 2021).  Finally, you will find the Webex Links for their Candidate Campaign Room and the State Caucus.

CLICK HERE to Join the State Caucus Room–Voting Delegates, 7 p.m., March 8, 2021

CLICK HERE to review Candidate Speeches

Grace Gellinger

State Officer Candidate 2021-2022


My name is Grace Gellinger, and I am a four-year member of Hamilton Heights BPA. I have served as a chapter officer for the past two years and have learned from my experience, so I want to take this opportunity to expand my knowledge and leadership skills by becoming a state officer. I have qualified in a wide variety of events that have prepared me for serving as an officer and a passion for public speaking. I attended nationals three times and have a background in community service projects as well as volunteer time.

Peyton Heckaman

State Officer Candidate 2021-2022


For as long as I can remember, I’ve been interested in computers, electronics, and business!  During junior high, I had a job working for a TV Station running the video cameras for the games, school board meetings and other events.  I work as an assistant in our tech department.  I help both students and teachers with PC, Chromebook, MacBook and iPad problems. 

My recent accomplishment has been starting my own business.  This is something I have always wanted to do.  I know with my knowledge and expertise in these areas, I can help Indiana BPA in many ways!

Join me in my campaign room on Monday, March 8, 2021 (10 a.m. -12 p.m.)–Click Here

Jasmeen Kaur

State Officer Candidate 2021-2022


I am Jasmeen Kaur from Blue River Valley Jr-Sr High School.  Ever since I joined BPA in the middle level, I was instantly hooked with the number of endless opportunities it can bring to someone who is willing to pursue and show dedication. I believe that my work ethic, dedication, and leadership skills will allow me to work together with my peers. I am willing to put in all the traits to sever our incredible organization and increase opportunities for all members. Let’s Join the Dream Team and Vote for Jasmeen!

Katie Lawrence

State Officer Candidate 2021-2022


I am a junior at Danville Community High School and I have been involved with Business Professionals of America since 8th grade.  I have participated in graphic design, prepared speech, extemporary speech and was the secretary of the national qualifying Parliamentary procedure team last year.  I am the President of the Danville High School chapter and look forward to taking the leadership skills I have learned thus far and continuing to hone them at the state level.  Beyond BPA, I participate in Varsity Volleyball, Varsity Track, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, club volleyball, youth group and many volunteer activities.   

Shayna Morris

State Officer Candidate 2021-2022


My name is Shayna Morris and I’m a third-year member from the Lincoln High School chapter. I believe that I should be given the opportunity to serve as a state officer because I’m an extremely hardworking individual, with leadership experience, that can bring many creative ideas to the table. In BPA I compete in the Parliamentary Procedure Team and Accounting. Along with BPA I participate in FFA, Key club, FCA, student government, Spanish club, academic teams, 4-H, golf, archery, track, and managing basketball. I am looking forward to the possible experience and opportunities that becoming a state officer will bring.

Elias Munoz

State Officer Candidate 2021-2022


My name is Elias Munoz – your past Region 8 President.  I have been in BPA for all of my high school career while being involved in other organizations like the LLS and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. Ever since I moved to the United States, I have accomplished more than what I imagined, and I have a lot to thank BPA for it. This organization has the potential to impact future generations, and I know that I can and will bring everything that I have learned to guide it and its people even in the most difficult times.

Kara Neyenhaus

State Officer Candidate 2021-2022


My name is Kara Neyenhaus and I am currently a Junior at Perry Central High School. I have been a member of BPA for two years. Over the past year as a State Officer, I have learned leadership, responsibility, and much more by being part of many committees within the officer team. I enjoy volunteering at various school activities, community clean-ups, and distributing food during COVID-19.  Along with being the current Region 10 President, I am also president of my school’s chapter. I am a member of the National Honor Society, Key Club, Pep Club, Spanish Club, and STAND.