High school students advance to state DECA competition
January 23, 2014
School students took six first places to lead all schools in the 42nd annual DECA District One Career
Development Conference Saturday, Jan. 11, at University of Wisconsin-Stout.
A total of 49 winners and
runners-up advanced to the state Career Development Conference to be held March
18-20 in Lake Geneva.
Holmen also had the most state
qualifiers with 10 followed by West Salem with seven, Eau Claire Memorial and
Superior with five each and Glenwood City with four.
About 500 students, representing 16
schools, competed as individuals and in team events. The other schools were Ashland,
Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire North, Hudson, La Crosse Central, La Crosse Logan, Menomonie,
Northwestern, Sparta, St. Croix Falls and Tomah.
Since 1946 DECA has provided co-curricular programs for
students around the world interested in marketing, finance, hospitality and
The competition was hosted by the UW-Stout marketing and
business education program and its affiliated Marketing and Business Education
Association. Industry professionals from the region volunteered as event
UW-Stout offers a bachelor's degree
in marketing and business education, one of only two such programs in the UW
ResultsDECA District One Career Development
ConferenceSaturday, Jan. 11
Accounting applications: 1. Lynsey Malin, Holmen; 2. Brandee
Apparel and accessories marketing: 1. Beka Risch, Holmen; 2.
(tie) Janay Gunderman, Chippewa Falls, Austin Yadon, Superior
Automotive services marketing: 1. Ashley Taylor, Holmen; 2.
Jake Hennessy, Glenwood City
Business finance: 1. Jordan Mason, Holmen; 2. Austin George,
Business services marketing: 1. Jeb Pflug, Northwestern; 2.
Jessie Booth, Holmen
Food marketing: 1. Brennan Bahr, West Salem; 2. Andrew
Saxton, La Crosse Central
Hotel and lodging management: 1. Rawia Mamoun, Superior; 2.
Nick Schone, Glenwood City
Human resource management: 1. Cole Werner, Menomonie; 2.
Jenny Russell, Eau Claire Memorial
Marketing management: 1. Kayla Piltz, Eau Claire Memorial;
2. Kim Yang, Eau Claire North
Quick serve restaurant management: 1. Erin Faella, West Salem;
2. Kendal Miller, La Crosse Logan
Restaurant and food service management: 1. Skyler Poulios,
Hudson; 2. Elizabeth Gogolin, Holmen
Retail merchandising: 1. Allison Rigotti, West Salem; 2.
Emily Reise, Tomah
Sports and entertainment marketing: 1. Jonah Zabel, Eau
Claire Memorial; 2. Chiafukam O., Eau Claire Memorial
Principles of business management and administration: 1. Ben
Sharp, West Salem; 2. Ashley Kromke, Holmen
Principles of finance: 1. Andrew Bauman, Glenwood City; 2.
Tia Carlson, Glenwood City
Principles of hospitality and tourism: 1. Jinal Patel, West
Salem; 2. Abby Maliszewski, West Salem
Principles of marketing: 1. Ethan Lo, Hudson; 2. Kate
Sikyta, West Salem
Business law and ethics: 1. La Crosse Central (Erik Kemozek,
Omar Jandal); 2. Chippewa Falls (MacKenzie Caron, Joseph Paquette).
Buying and merchandising: 1. Holmen (Sam Heiden, Cullin
Trivett); 2. La Crosse Central (Sam Anglehart, Gracie Przywojski)
Financial services: 1. Holmen (MacKenzie Bruce, Solange
Bayerl); 2. Eau Claire Memorial (Martin Bearson, Sean Geary)
Hospitality services: 1. Superior (Cody Anderson, Chris
Carey); 2. Northwestern (Mitch Graskey, Mason Lombard)
Marketing communications: 1. Eau Claire North (Kevin
Boeselager, Adam Fitzpatrick); 2. Superior (Daniel Mikel, Paxton Paine)
Sports and entertainment: 1. Superior (Leanna Carey, Giselle
Sziron); 2. La Crosse Central (Robert Bagniewski, Adam Miller)
Travel and tourism: 1. Sparta (Madi Blaha, Jackie Page); 2.
Menomonie (Colleen Harmer, Henry Zold)