Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Pottstown High School DECA Wins Big at Districts

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Pottstown High School's DECA team included many champions at the District 8 Annual Competition Dec. 17.
Blogger's Note: The following was provided by Pottstown School District.

Pottstown DECA's medal winners.
Members of Pottstown High School DECA participated in the 68th Annual District 8 Competition held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in King of Prussia, On Monday, Dec. 17

Of the 31 who participated, 12 earned a spot to compete at the State competition to be held in Hershey, Pennsylvania in February.

Pottstown High School teachers Lyndsay Hashem and Kevin Pascal are the DECA team sponsors.

Destyn Snyder
Students took a 100 question content-based test and completed a situational role play. 

The top six contestants in individual categories and the top four teams in team events moved on to the state competition.

London Aquino
District 8 is quite competitive, with DECA members from The Hill School, Norristown, North Hampton, Owen J. Roberts, Pottsgrove, Spring-Ford and Pottstown competing.   
Destyn Snyder, a senior at PHS, not only earned the highest role play score in the Sports and Entertainment category, he earned First place in the category.  

 London Aquino, a senior earned the highest test score in the Human Resource Management category and placed Fourth in her category.

Pottstown Award Winners

Nada Elgendy
Principles of Business Management & Administration
4th Place
Brionna Williams
Principles of Business Management & Administration
5th Place
Iyesha Belgrave
Principles of Hospitality and Tourism
5th Place
Mackenzie Moser
Principles of Marketing
4th Place
Kishan Patel
Accounting Applications Series
3rd Place
CyeNyla Hall
Accounting Applications Series
4th Place
Julia Reisner
Entrepreneurship Individual Series
6th Place
Jen Hainsey
Hotel and Lodging Management Series
5th Place
London Aquino
Human Resource Management
4th Place
Mitchell Aquino
Marketing Communications  Series
4th Place
Alix Stewart
Restaurant & Food Service Management
5th Place
Destyn Snyder
Sports & Entertainment Marketing Series
1st place

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.

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