DECA members compete at district conference
Scott Tech students claim six first places
A total of 22 students of the Scott Regional Technical Center Chapter of Distributive Education Chapters of America (DECA) joined over 300 high school marketing students from southwest Missouri at the annual District Career Development Conference held Feb. 3 at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin.
Nineteen students received awards at the district level and 14 qualified to compete at the State DECA Career Development Conference at Lake Ozark on March 12 to 14.
The following students took first place honors:
• Brayden Aday, Cassville, Principles of Businesses Management and Administration Role Play;
• Chase DeWater, Monett, Principles of Marketing Role Play;
• Bill Ashley, Pierce City, Kelsey Peterson, Berean Christian Academy, and Derek Dorrance, Mt. Vernon, Sports and Entertainment Promotion Plan;
• Ellie Cahalan, Cassville, and Emily Pendergraft, Wheaton, Learn and Earn Chapter Campaign;
• Melissa Duran and Victoria Gutierrez,, both Monett, Business Law and Ethics;
• Leslie Izaguirre and Vanessa Montelongo, both Monett, Advertising Development Campaign.
Also advancing to state competition were:
• Zoe Albertson, Southwest, Principles of Hospitality and Tourism Role Play, second;
• Victoria Salas and Melissa Sanchez, both Monett, Public Relations Chapter Campaign, second;
The following students also placed in their categories:
• Riley Pennington, Miller, Principles of Marketing Role Play, third;
• Lesley Hernandez, Monett, Principles of Business Management and Administration Role Play, third.;
• Shelby Michael, Alejandra Rivera and Lauren Rector, all from Monett, Fashion Merchandising Promotion Plan, second.
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. DECA conferences are targeted, highly focused learning experiences for students and advisors.
Jill Fannin serves as the local DECA chapter advisor at SRTC.