Thursday, March 22, 2012

CACC Students Qualify for DECA Nationals

Pete Eichholz and Scott Fuenfhausen, DECA Advisors for Columbia Area Career Center, are proud to announce the results of the DECA State Career Development Conference that was held at the Lodge of Four Seasons at the Lake of the Ozarks from March 18 – 20. More than 1,400 students from the 12 State Districts competed in the three day event including 16 Hickman and 22 Rock Bridge DECA members. Students finishing in the top six spots in individual events and the top five in team events advance to the International Career Development Conference which will be held in Salt Lake City, UT in April.

The DECA competition is divided into two parts. Students first take a 100 question exam which tests basic marketing knowledge. The second portion of the competition is “role play” where students are given a marketing situation in which they must develop a solution and then present that solution to a judge who rates their solution. The final score is a combination of the two parts. 

The following DECA students qualified for nationals in Individual Events:

Apparel & Accessories Marketing
1st place: Alaina Battaglia (Rock Bridge)

Business Services Marketing
1st place: Annemarie Van Doren (Hickman)

Food Marketing Series
1st place: Harry Schauwecker (Rock Bridge)

Quick Serve Restaurant
1st place: Spencer Claiborne (Hickman)

Human Resource Management
4th place: Syed Ejaz (Rock Bridge)

Marketing Management
2nd place: Shane Kuse (Rock Bridge)
5th place: Michael Fentress (Rock Bridge)

Retail Merchandising
3rd place: Rachel Volmert (Rock Bridge)

Business Finance Series
5th place: Alex Gregory (Rock Bridge)

Principles of Hospitality & Tourism
3rd place: Kaitlyn Robertson (Rock Bridge)

The following DECA students qualified for nationals in Team Events:

Sports & Entertainment (team)
5th place: Coltin Hermann & Will Echelmeier (Rock Bridge)

Top Finishers who medaled but do not qualify for nationals:

Hotel & Lodging Management
Larkin Shull (Hickman)

Principles of Marketing
Olivia Mends (Rock Bridge)
Katie Paul (Rock Bridge)

Hospitality Services
Lexi Bumby & Alison Reynolds (Rock Bridge)

Travel & Tourism
Mike Richardson & Garrett Dishinger (Hickman)

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