District DECA Students Compete at State Competition

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Several Green Bay area schools traveled to Lake Geneva, WI from March 10-12, 2015 to compete in the DECA state meet. DECA is a business and marketing club that allows students to compete in teams of one or two as they present solutions to business and marketing issues. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. The results from the state competition are as follows:

Southwest High School: Southwest High School experienced another successful DECA competition this year. Each student competed in two written exams, role plays, and several students also wrote competitive business papers. The results are as follows:

Written Projects
3rd Place – Entrepreneurship Promotion Project: Trisha Hanold and Katie Folsom

3rd Place – Entrepreneurship Innovation Plan: Mitch McMahon

Role Play and Test Competition
1st Place – Sports and Entertainment Marketing: Mitch McMahon

2nd Place – Hospitality and Tourism Marketing: Jacob Gussert and Marie Pisani

3rd Place – Human Resource Management: Emily Haines

5th Place – Food Marketing: Connor Jones

Top 10 Finalist – Finance: Sam Holland

Medalist – Apparel and Accessories Marketing: Andrew Stieber

Medalist – Financial Services Team Event: Kabir Bedi and Syon Verma

Medalist – Quick Service Restaurant Marketing: Brett Kaufman

Medalist – Sports and Entertainment Marketing: Joel Kananen and Peter Nickel

Southwest DECA would also like to recognize Mitch McMahon as he completed his term as the Wisconsin DECA President. In addition, Southwest DECA earned a variety of chapter awards:
• MDA Award
• Gold Chapter
• Thrive Membership Campaign
• Thrive Chapter Campaigns
• Wisconsin Alumni Excellence to Caryn Voskuil
• Friend of DECA Award to Damian Uchendu
• Acts of Kindness Award
• 100 Hours of Community Service Award

Preble High School: Preble High School experienced another successful DECA competition.  Each student competed in two written exams, role plays, and several students also wrote competitive business papers. The results are as follows:

1st Place – Human Resource Management: Tom Brennan

5th Place – Public Relations Project: Tom Brennan and Randy Bialcik

5th Place – Entrepreneurship Innovation Plan: Brandl Bonetti

3rd Place- Financial Literacy Project: Erica Brandsma and McKayla Hansen

4th place – Quick Serve Restaurant Marketing and a $500.00 Travel Scholarship: Sam Majeski

5th Place – Fashion Merchandising Plan: Sheridan Michaud and Sydney Onesti

5th Place – Restaurant and Food Marketing: Jared Roznowski

5th Place – Financial Services Team Decision Event: Alex Wood and Maddy Neumeier

Accepted as Leadership Lab attendee: Riley Vanden Plas

Medalist – Travel and Tourism Marketing: J.R. Kennedy and Sierra Frievalt

Medalist – Marketing Management: Samantha Brusky

Medalist – Principals of Hospitality: Emma Kosmoski

Medalist – Principals of Hospitality Marketing: Della Haanen

East High School: East had another great showing at DECA from all of its members. The results are as follows:

Medalist – Role Play: Nick Herlache

Accounting Finalist: Nick Herlache

Medalist – Area Test: Eliza Kruszynski

Business Principles/Administration Finalist: Eliza Kruszynski

East was also recognized for the following:
• “Act of Kindness” Project
• Diamond Chapter

West High School: West High School had an impressive showing at the DECA State meet, sending two of its members to the international meet.

Gold certificate for School based enterprise: Mya Mitchell and Eli Deno

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