Forty MHS DECA members competed at the third annual Middleton DECA Mini-Conference held at MHS this past weekend.
The students took a marketing exam and then performed a role play that mirrored a scenario from the business world. The students earned medals based on their performance, on both the role play and exam, and the top scorer overall received a trophy and was named series champion.
"One of my officers wanted to hold a competition just for Middleton High School members to help prepare them for Districts in January," MHS DECA adviser Robert Hutchison said. "It's great to get in another competition before Districts. With this one, in addition to UW-Whitewater, the students should be ready to go for Districts."
Medal winners were Henry Chomiak, Grace DeCroix, Emery Engling, Emily Florin, Isaac Flottmeyer, Gianna Fussell, Guyan Gibson, Varsha Gouraram, Faranak Hematti, Bridget Holahan, Franklin Hu, AJ Jafari, Greta Jungbluth, Amber Kaplan, Clay Kaufman, Emma Kostecki, Karen Lu, Logan Maves, Samantha Meister, Kate Patterson, Jackson Rademacher, Elizabeth Schink, Nicholas Tangwall, Josie Thomas, Andrew Voss, and Daphne Wu, .
Grace DeCroix was named series champion because of her outstanding performance on both events.
"It's neat to see a first year competitor be named series champion," Hutchison said. "She definitely is a talented competitor."
Middleton DECA alumni served as judges for the role plays and Chick-fil-A West Towne provided lunch for all the students and judges.
"It was neat to have former MHS DECA members come back and judge," Hutchison said. "Special thanks to the officer team for helping run the event. I definitely couldn't have done it without them."
UW Credit Union is a proud sponsor of MHS DECA.