Carter Rogers places second at BPA State Conference

Photo caption: Carter Rogers. CODY HAMMER/Osage News

Carter Rogers is a Junior at Woodland High School in Fairfax, Oklahoma and a student in the BITE Program at the Pioneer Technology Center in Ponca City.

On March 11, Rogers placed second at the 2019 Business Professionals of America (BPA) State Leadership Conference for his event submission of a Java Program that sorts employee by name or ID.  BPA is CareerTech's co-curricular student organization with a mission for “contributing to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills.” Participants were scored on two components: quality and timeliness. 

Rogers plans to attend a university in pursuit of a Computer Science related degree. Rogers commented, “I’ve been around Technology a lot in the past few years, including working for the Osage Nation IT Department last summer through the Summer Youth Program. I wouldn’t have been able to place at a state competition without the support of my fellow classmates and my instructor at Pioneer Tech, as well as the continued support of my family. I am proud to represent the Osage Nation as well as the State of Oklahoma at the 2019 BPA National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California in May.” 

For more information about the Summer Youth Program at Osage Nation contact Tim Lookout at (918) 287-5325 or email at