2016 DECA Winners

DECA Students Qualify for International Competition
This is the image for the news article titled DECA Students Qualify for International CompetitionTwenty-four Park Hill High School DECA students qualified for the State Career Development Conference. Seventeen of them were recognized at state, and 13 qualified to attend the International Career Development Conference in April in Nashville, Tenn.

Only about five percent of all DECA members in the world get the opportunity to complete at the international level.

International Career Development Conference Qualifiers:
Eva Su, senior, took first place in the professional selling event.

Ryan Moise, senior, and Henry Eckold, senior, took first place in the travel and tourism team decision making event.

Peyton Counts, senior, and Taryn Huffer, senior, took first place in the public relations event.

Chris Winkie, senior, took second place in the food marketing event.

Madi Hale, junior, and Jackson Foutch, junior, took second place in the creative marketing project team event.

Chris Kaufman, senior, and Ian Forsyth, senior, took third place in the sports and entertainment promotion plan event.

Kayla Decker, junior, took fourth place in the sports and entertainment promotion plan.

Jake Stoulil, senior, and Jake Dobbins, senior, took fourth place in the advertising campaign event.

State Finalists:
Alex Fopeano, senior, business finance

Jillian Flagler, senior, hospitality and tourism professional selling

Hannah Scott, sophomore, and Kellan Thatcher, sophomore, entrepreneurship and growing your business

Participants:
Alexis Beard, sophomore, principles of finance

Gabe Smith, freshman, marketing management

Morgen Smith, junior, sports and entertainment marketing

Alex Wang, junior, sports and entertainment marketing

Jordan Elder, senior, human resource management

State Qualifiers Who Did Not Attend:
Alex Berger, junior, automotive services marketing

Shelby Jarrard, senior, public relations project


The DECA teacher for Park Hill High School is Matt Magnuson.

DECA is a vocational student organization for all students enrolled in a marketing class. Students participate in leadership development, civic activities and vocational understanding. Students have the opportunity to compete in all areas of marketing in order to qualify to travel to the International CDC.