Twenty-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.
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
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.