41 Kanawha County Students Qualify for International DECA Marketing & Management Competition

  • News
  • Briana Warner
  • 4/10/2019

Forty-one high school students from George Washington High School, Herbert Hoover High School, Nitro High School, Sissonville High School and St. Albans High School have qualified to compete in the national competition at the DECA International Career Development Conference April 27-30 in Orlando, FL. DECA is a nonprofit international student organization that prepares students for a future in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.

At the international conference, Kanawha County Schools students – ranging from high school freshmen to seniors – will compete in a variety of events in areas including, but not limited to: hospitality services team decision making, hospitality and tourism professional selling, financial services team decision making, buying and merchandising team decision making, human resources and quick serve.

All students placing first or second in the state, qualified to compete at the national competition.

School

Student/s

Event

Place

George Washington HS

Ava Reed

Apparel & Accessories Merchandising

1st

 

Josie Lorea

Princ. Of Business Mgmt & Administration

2nd

Herbert Hoover HS

Madelyn Bailey

Marketing Mgmt

2nd

 

Willow Welch

Marketing Mgmt

2nd

Nitro HS

Lauren McClung

Entrepreneurship

1st

 

Jessa Holton

Business Services Mktg

1st

 

Russell McClanahan

Human Resources Mgmt

1st

 

Jamison Lewis

Principles of Business & Mgmt Administration

1st

 

Emma Welker

Principles of Hospitality & Tourism

1st

 

Jacob Arnott

Restaurant & Food Services Mgmt

1st

 

Elizabeth O’Leary

Sports & Entertainment Team

1st

 

Hannah Warden

Sports & Entertainment Team

1st

 

Robbie Garbin

Sports & Entertainment Series

2nd

 

Madalyn Crist

Travel & Tourism Team

2nd

 

Sydney Murray

Travel & Tourism Team

2nd

 

Hannah Lawrence

Financial Literacy Promotion Project

2nd

 

Kyle Hagerman

Automotive Services Mktg

2nd

Sissonville HS

Zackary Tolley

Hotel & Lodging Mgmt

1st

 

Abbigale Ward

Professional Selling

1st

 

Andrew Deweese

Travel & Tourism

1st

 

Kaitlyn McClung

Travel & Tourism

1st

 

Jess Pridemore

Apparel & Accessories Mktg

2nd

 

Alissa Lowe

Business Services Mktg

2nd

 

Kendyl Monday

Entrepreneurship

2nd

 

Afton Myers

Entrepreneurship

2nd

 

Amber Smith

Entrepreneurship

2nd

 

Zackary Blankenship

Financial Services

2nd

 

Seth Frame

Financial Services

2nd

 

Madison Deweese

Hospitality & Tourism Professional Selling

2nd

 

Zachariah Granata

Sports & Entertainment Mktg

2nd

 

Brock Stricklen

Sports & Entertainment Mktg

2nd

St. Albans HS

Savana Pringle

Business Law & Ethics

1st

 

Kaelin Withrow

Business Law & Ethics

1st

 

Cassidy Lester

Buying & Merchandising

1st

 

Lauren Reed

Buying & Merchandising

1st

 

Sarah Chrzanowski

Integrated Mktg Campaign – Service

1st

 

Brytani Patterson

Integrated Mktg Campaign – Service

1st

 

Emma Deitz

Job Interview

1st

 

Alivia Hall

Quick Service Restaurant Mgmt

1st

 

Jaden Wills

Integrated Mktg Campaign – Product

2nd

 

Hali Wriston

Integrated Mktg Campaign – Product

2nd

To qualify for the International Competition, DECA student members run a campaign and give a speech in front of 300+ DECA members and advisors at the WV Career Development Conference (CDC).  They also had to go through an interview and take an exam. There are individual, team, written, and chapter events within a variety of subject areas. Areas range from accounting to quick serve, and from advertising to the stock market. The first and second place winners at CDC qualify for ICDC.