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WHS DECA Students Brings Home the Gold
On December 11, Weddington hosted the DECA Districts Competition for the first time in eight years. One hundred and fifty students from seven different schools across the region came to compete.
All competing students were required to take a marketing skills based test as well as compete in their respective role play categories. Medals were awarded to the students who had top test scores and top role play for each judge and top combined scores, while trophies were awarded to the top three overall participants in each category.
The award session was conducted by two of DECA’s State Officers with assistance from several of WHS DECA alumni officers. Weddington won 1st place in all 6 categories for a total of 14 out of 17 trophies. Students that had a combined score of 140 received a proficiency certificate.
We would like to THANK all of the judges (local industry leaders, CDC’s, DECA alumni, parents and teachers) and the Marketing teachers from each school that managed the different events and tabulations.
Congratulations to all students...your hard work paid off. Wish them luck as they prepare to compete at the State level in February in Greensboro. Listed below are the winners by category.
Sports & Entertainment Marketing
1st - James Kalaf
Medals for Overall, Roleplays and/or tests - Nathan Laughlin, Jessica Micale, Emilie Schaphorst and Alex Simpson.
Proficiency - All of the above plus Ellis Ferguson and Jake Kowalo
1st - Lars Knapp, 2nd - Carrie Kerfonta
Medals for Overall ,Roleplays and/or tests - McKay Dula
Proficiency - All of the above
Apparel and Accessories
1st - Jenni Ciesielski, 2nd - Emily Cancian, 3rd - Gillian Totaro
Medals for Overall ,Roleplays and/or tests - All of the above plus Ketika Tyagi
Proficiency - All of the above plus Audrey Kalaf
Quick Serve Restaurant Management
1st - Sarah McCulla, 2nd - Stephanie Camhi, 3rd - Elizabeth Lowder
Medals for Overall ,Roleplays and/or tests - All of the above plus Matt Bromfield, Fuzzy Cogdell, and Evan Lickert.
Proficiency - All of the above plus Nate Dracon, Morgan Jamison, Naomi Mash, Mahima Pandoria, Lauren Pressley, Kaylin Reyes, and Megan Rubin.
1st Connor King, 2nd Maggie Kerfonta,
Medals for Overall ,Roleplays and/or tests - All of the above plus Ed Kalaf, Krista Jasso, Kevin Ovendorf, Mitchell resor, Matthew McCulla.
Proficiency - All of the above plus Nigel Barber, Gabby Cormier, Rebecca Dean, and Lauren Micklow.
Principles of Marketing
1st - Tyler Moorehead, 2nd - Julia Lubinecky, 3rd - Chaz Hammond
Medals for Overall ,Roleplays and/or tests - All of the above plus Clarissa Holley, Adam Sommers, Jackie Mooney, Chloe Twomey, Sarah Tutor, and Kristen Gray.
Proficiency - All of the above plus Mason Kennedy and Macie McDonald.
Written by: Jenni Cielsieski, DECA Member
Posted: Jan 23, 2014 by Judy Davis