MHS DECA fares well at state

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All 11 MHS DECA students who attended the State Career Development Conference on March 5-7 in Lake Geneva earned medals, the first time that has happened in program history.

Students performed role plays that resemble scenarios they would encounter if they worked in business or marketing.  Students also took a multiple choice test based on related instructional areas. Students earedn medals based on their performance on the role plays and written exam.

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Reshma Gali took second place in apparel and accessories marketing, while Natalie Cho and Chloe Cole also took second place in hospitality marketing team. They took sixth at state in 2017.

Students who finished in the top seven in their respective area were named series champion. Other MHS students who were series champions included:

Nitin Somasundaram: Third place in business finance and fourth place in financial consulting

Lauren Dahler: Fifth place in apparel and accessories marketing

Nathan Hibner: Tied for seventh place in food marketing

“The students did a fantastic job again this year,” MHS adviser Robert Hutchison said. "It was apparent that they prepared and were ready for the competition. I'm very happy with the results and proud of what they accomplished.” 

MHS students who earned medals included Lily Baird, Haley Bills, Natalie Cho, Chloe Cole, Lauren Dahler, Searra Funch, Reshma Gali, Nathan Hibner, Izabella Ljumani, Carley Ross, and Nitin Somasundaram.

Cole also started the opening session on Monday night by singing the National Anthem. It was the second consecutive year she has sung the National Anthem at the conference.

Hutchison also said it was the first time every MHS state competitor will advance to the International Career Development Conference, which will take place in late April in Atlanta.