Tuesday, February 02, 2010

DECA Club Dominates Region

Nearly 60 percent of Whitewater High’s DECA Club members who participated in the 2010 regional competition earned placements and the opportunity to advance to the state conference.
Not only did the club have a good showing at the regional event, but the competitors also took home nine first place medals, more than any other school.

Last year 15 DECA members placed in the top four of various events at the regional competition. This year 20 members earned top four placements in different areas and will be moving on to compete at the State Career Development Conference February 25-26 in Atlanta. Competitors demonstrate knowledge of their area by taking tests and role-playing.

Earning first place wins were Taylor Birkhead in Hospitality Services; Andrea Campuzano in Accounting Applications; Katie Cassidy in Travel and Tourism; Sean Curtis in Advertising; Lee Frye in Business Administration; Drew Huelfer in Quick Service Restaurant; Devyn Lee in Job Interview; Ashley Mackorell in Principals of Business Management and Administration; and Erin Mahlbacher in Marketing Management.

Students placing second were Alex Resnak in Entrepreneurship; Jessica Still in General Marketing; and Frances Wilkes in Hospitality Services.

Taking home third place wins were Abi Ahrora in Sports and Entertainment Marketing; Yanna Banks in Buying and Merchandising; Kayla Maxwell in Principals of Marketing; Ariel Neal in Selling; Deanna Solly-Trentman in Business Speech; and Mikayla Stewart in Marketing Decision Making.

Earning fourth place honors were Holly DeBorde in Hospitality Services and Katie Sweatman in Free Enterprise.

The Whitewater DECA Club is in its third year at the school. Krystin Glover is the club’s coach.
DECA is a business marketing, management and entrepreneurship organization that strives to educate its members about general marketing, entrepreneurship and general business strategies and decisions. DECA aims to prepare members for future careers in general marketing and business.

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