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2009 HSCC Training Season

WashingtonHigh school students from the District of Columbia and surrounding counties within the  National Capital Region (NCR) participated in BDPA's Washington, D.C. Chapter 2009 High School Computer Competition (HSCC) this year with volunteers, local support from area corporations, and use of the D.C. Courts' state-of-the-art training facilities shown below.   BDPA High School Computer Competition | NCR Regional HSCC Kick-Off

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BDPA-DC Student Scholarships

Washington area BDPA Student Members captured a record $125,000 in scholarships and internship awards in 2008.

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U.S. Navy Awards Full Scholarships During  NBDPA Gala

Philadelphia and Southern Minnesota Chapters Capture Three-peats

For the third year in a row, Philadelphia wins NBDPA Chapter of the Year; Southern Minnesota team wins National High School Computer Competition (HSCC). The U.S. Navy is now awarding full scholarships to qualified students nationwide. BDPA student members have until September 23rd, 2009 to submit their names for immediate consideration. Also during the annual awards gala, the Oracle Education Fund donated $50,000 to NBDPA on behalf of the Oracle Corporation. For more information, call NBDPA at 1.800.727.BDPA (2372).

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Ms. Raven Stevenson (center), a National BDPA HSCC finalist from NBDPA's Greater Columbia, SC Chapter,  receives her full Navy scholarship to the school of her choice.  Also shown with Ms. Stevenson above (L-R) is Ms. Denise Holland, President NBDPA; the Honorable B. J. Penn, Assistant Secretary of the Navy; Lieutenant Dennis Holmes, US Navy; and Vice Admiral Harry Harris, Jr., US Navy.

bdpatoday (BT) reports the following NBDPA awards were announced by NBDPA during this year's 31st Annual National BDPA Technology Conference Awards Gala recently held at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. 

2009 NBDPA Lifetime Achievement Award
The Honorable B. J. Penn, Assistant Secretary of the Navy
(Installations and Environment)
2009 National BDPA Election Results
President-Elect (2010-2011): Monique Berry [BDPA Philadelphia]
Vice President Finance (2010-2011): Charles Moore [BDPA Charlotte]
Global Corporate Awards
Epsilon Award - Best Company for Blacks in IT - Eli Lilly and Company
NBDPA Corporation of the Year/Corporate Champion of the Year
- Johnson & Johnson
Epsilon Awards | Individual 
Career Achievement - Joe McMahon, Sabre Systems
Professional Achievement - Rosalind Shaffer, Eli Lilly and Company
Community Service - Matthew Harvey, Eli Lilly and Company
National Awards
NBDPA Chapter of the Year - Philadelphia (3rd year in a row)
Developing Chapter of the Year - Northern Delaware
Community Services - Philadelphia
Best Managed Chapter - Northern Delaware
Professional Services Award - Cincinnati
Chapter Membership Award - Atlanta 
Outstanding Chapter President - Monique Berry, The Vanguard Group, Inc.
Outstanding Contributor - Dana Sturdivant, Philips Corporation
National High School Computer Competition (HSCC)
First Place - BDPA Southern Minnesota Chapter  (3rd year in a row)
Second Place -BDPA  Detroit Chapter
Third Place - BDPA Washington, D.C. Chapter
Fourth Place - BDPA Twin Cities Chapter
Fifth Place - BDPA New York Chapter
IT Showcase (ITSC) College Awards
First Place - Frederick L. Smith III, California University (PA)
Second Place - Bryan Bemley, Bowie State University
Third Place - Jovanna Foreman, North Carolina Central University
IT Showcase (ITSC) High School Awards
First Place - Naaman Cephas, Paul M. Hodgson Vocational Technical High School: Newark, DE
Second Place - Marcus Smith, Pencader Charter School; New Castle, DE
Third Place - Whitney Wilson, Charter School of Wilmington; Wilmington, DE

Advanced Planning Briefing To Interns (APBi)

These special pre-application workshops are arranged quarterly by participating BDPA Chapters.  In Washington, the previous semester's APBi included BDPA's High School Computer Competition (HSCC) scholarship information, IT Showcase, federal application requirements, and current regional opportunities in government for qualified students.

Next APBi For Prospective Interns
The next APBi is scheduled for October 8th, 2009 in Washington, D.C. Details and invitations will be provided to student members, faculty,
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