DCG DECA Finishes Great Season at State

February 28, 2023

DCG DECA participated in the State DECA competition on Sunday, Feb. 26th, and Monday, Feb. 27th.  The competition consisted of each student taking a 100-question exam based on marketing, management, entrepreneurship, and finance concepts.   Students also chose one of 15 role-play events, read a case study, and presented their solutions to a judge.  The test scores are averaged with the role-play scores to determine the winners.  The students receive awards for the top test scores, role-play scores, and then overall placing.  Any student that places in the top 3 overall scores for each event qualifies for the International DECA in Orlando, FL.

DCG Results – Six Students Qualify for International Competition

International Qualifiers: 
York Meggison: 1st Overall- Accounting Applications
Caylie James: 1st Overall- Retail Merchandising
Alex Pries: 2nd Overall- Food Marketing
Amelia Ehlert: 2nd Overall- Apparel and Accessories Marketing
Jonathan Shearer: 3rd Overall- Principals of Business Management and Administration
Elle Wood: 3rd Overall- Quick Serve Restaurant Management
Other State Award Winners:
Josephine Bond: Honorable Mention- Food Marketing Series
Jackson Dornsbach: Honorable Mention- Food Marketing Series
Keira Stine: Honorable Mention- Principals of Business Management and Administration
Kerry Myers: Honorable Mention- Hotel and Lodging Management
Maddie Waddingham: Honorable Mention- Hotel and Lodging Management
Summer Campbell and Tess McGuire: Honorable Mention- Travel and Tourism Team Decision Making

*DCG will not be participating in the International DECA competition due to a scheduling conflict with prom.

Nelson Honored

At the state competition Buck Nelson, DCG DECA Coordinator, was honored for his 25 years of service to DECA! Our students and the DCG DECA program are in a great place because of Nelson’s hard work. Thanks for your dedication Buck!