DECA Team Excels At Missouri State Competition

In late February the Jewell DECA team participated in the annual Missouri State competition. All fourteen students earned proficiency awards in their respective events, while ten students earned top spots in their events which qualified them to go to the International Career Development Conference in Washington, D.C. in April.  

Carson Trent – Accounting (4th Place)
Christian Ousnamer – Human Resources (1st Place); Sales Meeting Management (2nd Place)
Collin Kasitz – Corporate Finance (5th Place)
Jameson Howard – Human Resources- Human Resources (2nd Place)
Mitch Lummis – Accounting (3rd Place)
Sutton Porth – Fashion Merchandising and Marketing (4th Place)
Jakob Miller and Tanner DeVore – Business Ethics (1st Place)
Jacob Dice and Parker Tergin – Sports and Entertainment Marketing (3rd Place)

In addition, the Jewell Quiz Bowl team earned 3rd Place which earned them $300 toward ICDC expenses.  Also, our chapter was named Distinguished Chapter Executive Passport Recipient.  DECA faculty advisor Professor Shelly McVay said, “This is a great honor given that our chapter is only three years old and we are competing with the big state schools such as MU, Central Missouri State and Southeast Missouri State”.

DECA is an international association of high school and college students and teachers of marketing, management and entrepreneurship in business, finance, hospitality, and marketing sales and service. The organization prepares leaders and entrepreneurs for careers and education in marketing, finance, hospitality, management, and other business areas.

DECA is organized into two unique student divisions each with programs designed to address the learning styles, interest and focus of its members. The High School Division includes 200,000 members in 3,500 schools. The Collegiate Division includes over 15,000 members in 275 colleges and universities.

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