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DECA Program Has Great Success at DECA State Conference!

DECA State

On Sunday, March 5th Mrs. Harris, SHS DECA Advisor, and 46 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 six winners for each competitive event were called to the stage.  Somerset High School had 23 students receive a trophy for placing in the top three in the state of Kentucky for their event.  Also, 15 more SHS DECA students received a medallion for placing fourth through sixth 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 Los Angeles, California April 25th – 30th.    

Madison Cornett, Region 5 DECA President represented Somerset High School on the Kentucky DECA Executive Council at the conference.  

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

1st place winners:

Evan Saindon, Tucker Powers, Cody Sturgill – Buying and Merchandising Research

Emily Vaught, Madison Cornett, Natalie Kelley – Financial Literacy Promotion

Amin Katanbaf – Financial Services Research


2nd place winners:

Sufia Ahmed and Omar Ortiz – International Business Plan

Ella Corder, Josee Corder, Marah Qasem – Business Services Research

Camron Owings – Kentucky Marketing

Cammi Reed – Kentucky Electronic Advertising


3rd place winners:

Alison Lewis, Hope Saindon, Ashton Little – Creative Marketing Plan

Jackson Horn, Josh Heuer, Payton Burkett – Franchise Business Plan

Julia Boling, Ainsley Wooldridge, Lindsey Kelley – Sports and Entertainment Research


Students in the group picture are as follows:

1st row:  Ashton Little, Eric Demunbrun, Josh Heuer, Julia Boling, Lindsey Gregory, Natalie Kelley

2nd row:  Macey Witt, Ella Corder, Omar Ortiz, Sufia Ahmed, Chesney walker, Ainsley Wooldridge

3rd row:  Alison Lewis, Hope Saindon, Will Powers, Cammi Reed, Destiny Sanchez, Lexie Woodroof

4th row:  Josh Burke, Camron Owings, Modaser Amarkhail, Payton Burkett, K’LeAnn Morgan, Maryanna Meadows, Sarah Davis, A.C. Prater

5th row:  Jonathon Nickell, Tucker Powers, Jackson Horn, Cierra Coomer, Elisabeth Barnett

6th row:  Evan Saindon, Cody Sturgill, Alyssa Davis, Bryce McDaniel


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