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DECA Program Has Great Success at DECA State Conference!

DECA Program Has Great Success at DECA State Conference!

On Sunday, March 6th Mrs. Harris, SHS DECA Advisor, and 37 Somerset High School DECA students traveled to Louisville, Kentucky to compete at the Kentucky State DECA Career and Development Conference.  During the first two days of the conference the students attended various educational sessions related to business and marketing as well as competed in their individual or group event.   On Tuesday morning the students attended an awards ceremony where the top five winners for each competitive event were called to the stage.  Somerset High School had 24 out of 37 students receive a trophy for placing in the top three in the state of Kentucky for their event.  Also, eight more SHS DECA students received a medallion for placing fourth or fifth place in their events. The students who placed in the top three in a National DECA event are qualified to attend the DECA International Career and Development Conference which will be held in Nashville, Tennessee April 23rd – 26th.  

Two students from Somerset High School represented Somerset High School on the Kentucky DECA Executive Council.  Riley Shumard, Kentucky State DECA President presided over the conference and Evan Saindon represented Region 5 DECA students.


To follow is a list of the students who placed in the top five in their events:

Students who placed 1st in their event:

Alina Asif and Lillie Eastham – Advertising Campaign

Madison Cornett and Emily Vaught – Innovation Plan

Riley Shumard – Business Services Operations Research

Omar Katanbaf and Sufia Ahmed – International Business Plan

Holly Demunbrun and Evan Saindon – Buying and Merchandising Research

2nd Place Winners were:

Camron Owings – Kentucky Marketing Event

Sarah Estep, Aubrey Kelley, and Taylor Turner – Hospitality and Tourism Research

Kyle Back, Wes Hill, and Mosawer Amarkhail – Sports and Entertainment Research

Ashton Little and Hope Saindon – Creative Marketing

Cole Smith – Kentucky Entrepreneurship Functions

Third Place Winners were:

Amin Katanbaf, Tate Blankenship, and Modaser Amarkhail – Sports and Entertainment Promotion Plan

Makenzie Clouse and Sarah Davis – Hospitality Services Team

Fourth Place winners:

Marah Qasem and Tucker Powers – Learn and Earn Project

Jonathan Nickell and Eric Demunbrun – Kentucky Electronic Advertising

Magallie Canella – Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling

Fifth Place Winners:

Payton Burkett and Josh Heuer – Buying and Merchandising Team

Ella Corder – Public Relations Project

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