Fairmont DECA State Finalists

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Fairmont DECA district winners compete at state level in Columbus.

By Brittney Caupp, Fairmont Life Editor

Over spring break Fairmont DECA students traveled to Columbus to compete at the state competition. This year’s competition was a success for the students. All students competed against fifty or more other high school students. Eleven students placed in the top ten and received an award. Four of these students placed in the top 3 and will continue to the national conference. This year’s national conference is being held in Anaheim, California. Business academy senior Andrea Avacedo was also recognized as one of the Ohio DECA top 10 scholarship finalists. Congratulations to all students and good luck as they continue to California.

 

The following students placed in the top 10 at state:

 

Lauren Penrod:  5th Place Food Marketing

Reilly Corbett:  7th Place Hospitality & Tourism Professional Selling

Kamron Drollet & Brandon Hall:  8th Hospitality & Tourism Team

Noble Byers:  9th Marketing Communications

Ben Kelley & Cameron Luczka:  9th Place Sports & Entertainment Marketing Team

Lauren Bollheimer: 9th Place Accounting Applications

Austin Wilson: 10th Place Automotive Services Marketing

Ethan Crago & Abby Willhelm: 10th Place Finance Operations Research

Jake Swearingen: 10th Place Franchise Business Plan

Lauren Bollheimer: 9th Place Accounting Applications

 

The following students placed in the top 3 and will be continuing to the national conference:

 

Cameron Knopp: 1st Place Business Finance

Jack Seubert: 1st Place Principles of Finance

Megan Burton:  2nd Place Professional Selling

Brody Mast: 3rd Place Hospitality & Tourism Professional Selling