Saturday, February 4, 2012

All Winners on DEC-A

The 11 Pottstown High School students who earned awards at local student marketing competition
Blogger's Note: Yet another friendly submission from FOB John Armato:

Under the direction of marketing teacher Kevin Pascal, 23 students who are members of DECA (an association of marketing students) at Pottstown High School recently participated in the 61st Annual District 8 Career Development Conference in King of Prussia.   
The competition involved students taking a 100-question content test and situational role playing competitions.   
“Our students gain valuable experience in developing self-confidence and real life work situations,” said Pascal in explaining the value of DECA competitions,
The top four contestants in each category move on to the state competition held in Hershey, Pennsylvania.  
 Students’ role playing is judged on how well they adjust to the various business situations that are presented to them.  
Pascal noted, “Our students have gained a better sense of presentation skills in front of a group of strangers who are industry professionals.  This competition affords our students the opportunity to set themselves apart from the rest of the competition.”
Award winners included: 
Emily Griffin
Principles of Finance
4th Place
Zach Haines
Marketing Management Series
Highest Role Play Score
Megan O’Donnell
Accounting Applications Series
2nd Place
Cameron Haines
Accounting Applications Series
5th Place
Keela Wise
Apparel and Accessories Marketing
4th Place Modeling
Sierra Lee
Food Marketing Series
6th place in the event and
5th place in Modeling
Tyler Hallenbeck
Hotel Lodging Management
5th Place
Madison Camacho
Retail Merchandising Series
4th Place
Timmy Renninger
Sports and Entertainment Marketing
7th Place
Megan Schmidt
Buying and Merchandising Management Team
3rd Place
Miranda Somich
Buying and Merchandising Management Team
3rd Place

            DECA is the only Career and Technical Student Organization operating through the nation's schools to attract young people to careers in marketing management and entrepreneurship.  Its purposes are to develop respect for education which will contribute to occupational competency and to promote understanding and appreciation for the responsibilities of citizenship in our free enterprise system.

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