FHS students recognized at District DECA Conference

FHS students recognized at District DECA Conference

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Pictured are, from left, front row, Skylar Hennen and Alyssa Pierson; back row, Vincent Brown, Matthew Starkey, Carter Corcino, Noah Jenkerson, Brayden Mullins, Ralph Patterson, Elizabeth Hinkle and William Arras.

DECA chapter members earned district placement and the ability to compete at the state level at DECA districts held at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Feb. 12.

Students receiving recognition at the district level were:

  • William Arras and Carter Corcino, Hospitality Services Team Decision Making, 1st
  • Ralph Patterson and Brayden Mullins, Sports and Entertainment Marketing Team Decision Making, 1st

  • Elizabeth Hinkle, Apparel and Accessories Marketing Series, 1st
  • Alyssa Pierson, Marketing Communication, 1st
  • Vincent Brown and Matthew Starkey, Buying & Merchandising Team Decision Making, 2nd

  • Skylar Hennen, Food Marketing Series, 2nd

  • Noah Jenkerson, Marketing Communication, 3rd

During the school year, approximately 120,000 of DECA’s 210,000 student members take part in the organization’s competitive events program, allowing them to compete for local and regional titles. The competitions are designed to simulate real-life business scenarios and test students’ academic understanding and skills development. Fredericktown High School competes in District 12 which is made up of nine surrounding school districts. First and second place winners will advance onto to state competition in Kansas City March 22-24.

ABOUT DECA: DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, apply learning, connect to business and promote competition. For more information about DECA, please visit our website and to see the conversation from this year’s conference follow #DECAICDC on Twitter.


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