Presentation on theme: "Torch Awards 2013 - 2014. What are Torch Awards? Program that frames and guides a members leadership and service to their chapter and community."— Presentation transcript:
What are Torch Awards? Program that frames and guides a members leadership and service to their chapter and community.
There are seven categories 1. Leadership 2. Service 3. Cooperation 4. Knowledge 5. Friendship 6. Love, Hope, and Faith 7. Patriotism
How do they work? Each one of you have a torch resume on bpa.org To log on, you use your membership login as your username (Mrs. Munoz has them), and the password for everyone is “tptitans” Each category has different descriptions of activities. Each activity is worth 5, 10, 15, or 20 points depending on the difficulty of the activity.
Four levels of recognition Award Organization Level Points Required in Each Category Recognition ExecutiveLocal Chapter10 Pin and certificate DiplomatLocal Chapter30 Pin and certificate StatesmanState50 Pin and certificate (otherwise varies by state) AmbassadorNational70 Pin and certificate, Recognition at NLC
***EVERYONE IS REQUIRED TO AT LEAST ACHIEVE THE DIPLOMAT LEVEL WHICH IS THIRTY POINTS IN EACH CATEGORY FOR A TOTAL OF 210 POINTS ***
WHATS IN IT FOR YOU? Presented with a certificate and pin honoring your achievement. Students receiving the Ambassador Torch Award will be invited to the Honor Recipient Celebration. Chance to go to State and Nationals
Once a resume is submitted, administrators evaluate the resume and either approve or reject the resume. If rejected student can then work on the resume and re- submit by the deadline. Once a resume is submitted, administrators evaluate the resume and either approve or reject the resume. If rejected student can then work on the resume and re- submit by the deadline. Second Chance!
RULES Activities only count during your membership of BPA. Each activity description must start with an action verb USE COMPLETE SENTENCES! SPELLING AND GRAMMER! Have the date you have done the activity prepared!
EXAMPLE! Attend a Business Professionals of America division advisory committee meeting (Identify the meeting) (1) Code 315 Points: 10 Cooperation Category Title Activity Number, used to identify activity on resume Points activity is worth! Activity Number of times allowed to use this activity
Example description online
Example Cont. Description that you write to explain activity: Code 315 October 15, 2013 “Attended a Business Professionals of America Division Committee meeting at the Odyssey Country Club Banquet Home. Worked and attended mini workshop to prepare for the area competitions with other members from other schools”
Online Example on the Torch Resume
Everyone already has ten points in the cooperation category because you are all going to attend the BPA conference in October
There is a word document on bpa.org with selected descriptions that are easy to achieve that you can use on your resume
GOOD LUCK! & REMEMBER BEING HONEST PROVIDES BETTER LUCK!