Winning isn't everything; it's the only thing! By saying this I don't mean winning the playoff basketball game or even receiving the gold medal in the Olympics, instead I am speaking about winning in life. We are all faced with our own challenges, whether they are big or small, as an individual or in a group. It is important that we face these challenges with open minds and pure hearts. Today, members of Business Professionals of America, you are presented with a challenge, a challenge of electing your new state officers. This decision is not to be taken lightly. Our organization needs someone who will stand up for what is right and lead Texas on to success. As a candidate for state officer I am also running in one of life's races. Although everyone in this race runs, only few receive the prize. As an athlete undergoes discipline and strict training for his race, I have also strictly trained and disciplined myself for this position I am running for. I run straight toward the goal with purpose and strength in each step, hoping to win the race. If you elect me as your state officer, then I would be presented with a new race, one which requires hard work and dedication, which I am fully capable of. I want to focus on forgetting the past, which is now behind us, and instead look forward to what lies ahead for our organization. I am ready to step up as your leader, but the future of Business Professionals of America lies in your hands and it is now up to you to choose a winning group of leaders for the upcoming year. When you are making your decision remember: "You"ll win with me, vote Allison Lee.".