DECA regional competition


photo courtesy of Bryce Bunton

After the DECA award ceremony at St. Louis University Monday, Feb. 13. Eight students, including Evan Johnson, senior, qualified for state competition March 12-14 at the Lake of the Ozarks. “[DECA] is an opportunity you don’t want to miss,” Johnson said. “It’s not what one would think it would be, it’s a lot of fun.”

Adele Baughman, copy editor

The annual DECA regional competition, a business-based competition that prepares students for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management took place at St. Louis University Monday, Feb. 13. Thirty-six KHS students took part in the event, with eight students qualifying for the DECA State competition at the Lake of Ozarks March 12-14.

“It’s a fun way to gain experience in business besides in the marketing department,” Carrington Smith, senior, said. “It’s actual scenarios that may happen in a real workplace.”

State Qualifiers

JP Nash, senior, first place in Business Service Marketing Series

Michael Teasdale, senior, first place in Marketing Communications Event

Carrington Smith, senior, third place in Food Marketing Series

Anna Jones, junior, fourth place in Quick Serve Restaurant Management Series

Jimmy Tang and Sean Greene, juniors, first place in Buying and Merchandising Team Decision Making

Tony Borsa and Evan Johnson, seniors, first place in Marketing Communications Team decision Making.

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