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SHS Students Compete at DECA Regionals

DECA Regionals

There were forty-nine Somerset High School DECA students who attended the DECA Regional Conference at Eastern Kentucky University.  The top three winners qualified to attend the DECA State Career and Development Conference March 3rd– 5th.  To follow is a list of how the students placed in their event:


First Place Winners were:


Kyle Hampton - Business Finance

Matt Gosser and Allen Hail - Business Law and Ethics Team

Emily Ham and Pearl Wonn - Buying and Merchandising Research

AC Prater - Business Services Marketing

Ashton Little and Makenzie Clouse - Creative Marketing Project

Lyndsey Kelley, Devan Neely and Laila Qasem - Independent Business Plan

Eric Demunbrun and Maryanna Meadows - Start-up Business Plan

Cole Blakeman - Financial Consulting

Sarah Davis - Financial Literacy Promotion Project

Sufia Ahmed, Will Powers, and Kate Ison  - International Business Plan

Emily Campbell and Erica Dick - Integrated Marketing Campaign - Product

Chiharu Hayashihara - KY Electronic Advertising

Faith Bray, Macy Norfleet, and Bailey Whitaker - KY Prepared Business Presentation

Camron Owings - KY Marketing

Dylan Blankenship – Marketing Communications

Chase Cimala and Aryan Patel - Marketing Management Team


Second Place Winners were:


Dylan Jasper and Junaid Ahmed -   Buying and Mechandising Team

Zoe Stinson and Chesney Walker - Community Service Project

K'LeAnn Morgan - Business Growth Plan

Mandy Johnson - Hospitality and Professional Selling

Alison Lewis and Macey Witt - Integrated Marketing Campaign - Event


Bryan Gonzalez Ortiz – Restaurant and Food Service Management


Third Place Winners were:


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

Max Heuer and Kannon Tucker – Finance Operations Research

Alyssa Davis, Cammi Reed, Destiny Sanchez – Hospitality and Tourism Research

Cierra Coomer and Jacob Stevens – Sports and Entertainment Marketing Team


Somerset High School had three DECA members who were elected as Region 5 DECA officers:

Max Heuer – President, Emily Ham – Vice President of Membership, Pearl Wonn – Vice President of Finance


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