Friday, April 5, 2013

15 Marketing students advance to DECA International Career Development Conference

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 Lake Ozark from March 17 – 19. More than 1,600 students from the 12 State Districts competed in the three day event. 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 Anaheim, CA in April.

The following DECA members qualified for Internationals in Individual Events:

Apparel & Accessories Marketing
2nd place: Emma Pliska (RB-North Calloway)

Business Services Marketing
6th place: Jack Schimpf (RB)

Quick Serve Restaurant
6th place: Matt Frappier (Hickman)

Marketing Management
6th place: Kalei Wilson (Hickman)

Business Finance Series
2nd place: Chandler Randol (RB)

Principles of Business Management
4th place: Caleb Rainey (Hickman)

Sport & Entertainment Marketing
4th place: Michelle King (RB)

Virtual Business Challenge – Sports
1st place: Matt Hefner (RB)

Hotel & Lodging Management
2nd place: Larkin Shull (Hickman)

The following DECA members qualified for Internationals in Team Events:

Business Law & Ethics
5th place: Connor Lake & Mary Jane O’Connor (Hickman)

Buying & Merchandising
4th place: Nate Horvit & Chris Hickman (RB)

Financial Analysis State Champions
1st place: Morgan Widhalm & Aaron Meyers (RB)

Top Finishers who medaled but do not qualify for Internationals: 

Buying & Merchandising
Cathy Chen & Brandi Dye (Hickman)

Automotive Services
Ryan Nauser (RB)

 DECA competitive events consist of two components. Students first take a 100 item comprehensive exam which tests essential marketing knowledge. The second portion involves "role play" where students must develop a solution for a specific marketing related business challenge and then present their proposal to an industry judge.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. We screen before publishing comments.