District High Schools Succeed at State DECA; Preble & Southwest Head to Nationals

On March 8-10, teams from the four Green Bay Area Public School District high schools competed at the state DECA competition in Lake Geneva, WI. Each student competed in two written exams, role plays, and several students also wrote competitive business papers. DECA is a business and marketing organization that allows students to compete individually or in teams 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. State competition results are outlined below.

East High School

  • Medalist – Shyloh Galiano; Apparel & Accessories
  • East High School also received an Acts of Kindness Award

Preble High SchoolIMG_1325[1]

  • 1st Place – Sydney Onesti & Sheridan Michaud; Fashion Merchandising Promotion Plan
  • 1st Place – Ellie Brennan; Marketing Communication Lesson
  • 3rd Place – MaKayla Hansen & Ericka Brandsma; Public Relations Plan
  • 3rd Place – Ericka Brandsma; Food Marketing
  • 3rd Place – Ellie Brennan; Business Services Marketing
  • 3rd Place – Samantha Brusky; Hotel and Lodging Marketing
  • 4th Place – Sydney Onesti; Food Marketing
  • Top 10 – Christian Schommer; Sports and Entertainment Marketing

The following students will be competing in the national competition in Nashville, TN on April 23-26, 2016: Ellie Brennan, MaKayla Hansen, Ericka Brandsma, Sydney Onesti, Samantha Brusky, and Sheridan Michaud.

Full group 2 (1)Southwest High School

  • 1st Place – Trisha Hanold, Katie Folsom, and Connor Jones; Entrepreneurship Promotion Plan
  • 2nd Place – Connor Jones; Food Marketing
  • 3rd Place – Megan Batten; Sales Presentation
  • 3rd Place- Payton Fick & Clayton Ladsten; Sports Marketing
  • 3rd Place – Kabir Bedi & Syon Verma; Financial Services Marketing
  • 6th Place- Zach Ferraro; Financial Consulting Sales Presentation
  • 6th Place – Zach Ferraro; Quick Serve Restaurant Marketing
  • Top 10 – Jessie Smith; Apparel & Accessories Marketing
  • Medalist – Trisha Hanold & Katie Folsom; Marketing Communications
  • Medalist – Isabella Bence; Hotel & Lodging Marketing
  • Medalist – Kai Schmitt; Apparel & Accessories Marketing
  • Medalist – Kyle Campbell; Apparel & Accessories Marketing
  • Medalist – Andrew Nickel; Marketing Management

The following students will be competing in the national competition in April: Trisha Hanold, Katie Folsom, Connor Jones, Kabir Bedi, Syon Verma, Payton Fick, Clayton Ladsten, Jessie Smith, Cyen Bero, Griffin Goltz, Ruben Guzman, Megan Batten, and Zach Ferraro.

In addition, Southwest DECA earned a variety of chapter awards:

  • Gold Chapter for school and community involvement
  • Diamond Level Achievement through international DECA
  • 100 Hours of Community Service
  • MDA Award
  • Winner of Community Service Project award
  • Acts of Kindness Award
  • Thrive Campaign

Southwest DECA would like to thank their corporate partners for their continued support of Marketing Education and DECA: Cousins Subs, Elaine’s Wedding Center, Happy Joe’s, Kaufman Associates, Macco’s Floor Covering, and Symbolic Creations.

West High SchoolPaige and Katie DECA state

  • Top 10 Medalists – Paige Bogner & Katie Hynek; Learn & Earn
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