By Christian Hunt – The William Jewell DECA team qualified ten students to compete in the International Career Development Conference in Anaheim California on April 18-23, 2017. The students qualifying for national were: Alex Blevins, Tanner DeVore, Jacob Dice, Jameson Howard, Kelsey Jepson, Nichole Marquis, Christian Ousnamer, Tim Posler, Ty Pratt, and Carson Trent.
Alex Blevins and Nichole Marquis made it to finals in Event Planning; Jacob Dice and Jameson Howard made it to finals in Sports Marketing; and Christian Ousnamer made it to finals in Human Resource Management. Christian Ousnamer was named a “Top Ten Finalist” while also placing third in the nation in his event of Human Resource Management.
In just its second year of operation, Jewell DECA qualified more students for the International Competition than the University of Missouri, University of Central Missouri and Missouri State University.