COLUMBUS — A total of 52 Northmont DECA Students competed at the 73rd Annual Ohio DECA Career Development Conference in Columbus Ohio on March 17 and 18. The students competing earned the right to compete by qualifying at the District DECA competition.
Seven students qualified for the International Career Development Conference to be held in Anaheim, California on April 26 – 29.
The following students qualified:
Grace Counts, Emily Howard, and Ryan Pullins – 1st Place Financial Literacy Promotion Project (Back to Back State Titles in this event).
Abby Mergler, Meredith Saylor and Carson Wagoner – 1st Place Entrepreneurship Promotion Project.
Julia Presley – 2nd Place Principles of Hospitality and Tourism.
The Chapter also had the following Student Place Top Ten in the State in their respective events:
Claudia Studebaker, Jenna Fickes, and Jason Zile – Learn and Earn Project.
David Richards and David Vennemeyer – Innovation Plan.
Ezra Smith – Principals of Business Administration.
Breckyn O’Shea, Allison Bush, and Morgan Saul – Sports and Entertainment Promotional Plan.
Christian Myers and Maddie White – Fashion Merchandising Promotional Plan.
“This was an outstanding year for the chapter at the Ohio DECA Career Development conference,” said Northmont DECA Advisor Eric Wagner. “I am extremely proud of all the students’ efforts. It is so great to see hard work and dedication pay off. I thought everyone put in a lot of effort before and during the event. Also, to have the Financial Literacy Project win back-to-back state titles for the second time in school history is an amazing accomplishment. I am looking forward to the International Career Development Conference in California in April. I think we can do some big things this year.”
The chapter will be seeking sponsorship to help cover the cost of registration and transportation. Sponsors will get their name or business listed on the back of the chapter t-shirt. If you would like to donate please contact advisor Eric Wagner at [email protected] or at (937) 832-6600.