53 DECA members recently competed at the District 3 Career Development Conference at DeForest Area High School.  Students performed role plays that resembled scenarios they would encounter if they worked in marketing.  They also took an industry certified exam to test their knowledge on various business and marketing concepts.  Students earned medals based on their performance and the series champions (1st through 4th place) earned a plaque.  Honorable mention students earned a special medal for placing 5th, 6th, or 7th in their event. 

The students competed against other schools in the area and had an impressive showing.  "It's clear that going to the competition at UW Whitewater in November helped prepare them for this competition," said Hutchison. 

19 students will compete at the State Career Development Conference at The Grand Geneva Resort and Spa in Lake Geneva in February.  

1st Place
Maggie Kirker - Principles of Hospitality and Tourism

Rishika Kommuri and Punitha Manne - Marketing Management Team

Maddox Lee - Personal Financial Literacy

Jackson Rademacher - Accounting Applications

2nd Place

Varsha Gouraram - Apparel and Accessories Marketing

Melody Lin - Principles of Marketing

Kriti Mitra - Principles of Business, Management, and Administration

3rd Place

Huda Baloch and Vivian Liang - Business Law Team

Asha Chakravartula - Principles of Marketing

Nuha Khatri - Human Resources Management

4th Place

Gus Balasubramaniam and Garrett Rose - Sports Marketing Team

Sneha Chandrashekar - Human Resources Management

Parin Gouraram and Hemanth Indukuri - Travel and Tourism Team

Dheeraj Pasikanti - Human Resources Management

Honorable Mention ( 5th, 6th, or 7th place)

Madeline Hutchison - Business Services Marketing

Lily Kastman - Principles of Hospitality and Tourism

Peter Roden - Principles of Marketing

Addison Schink - Principles of Business, Management, and Administration

Grace Sellers - Food Marketing

Upanesh Valavansenni and Xiaodong Zhang - Entrepreneurship Team

The following students earned a medal on one of their role plays/exams:

Nithya Allu - Entrepreneurship

Arya Girirajan and Archisha Singh - Sports Marketing Team

Micah Hees - Economics Exam

Sonam Kyitsang - Principles of Marketing

Josh Leslie and Netra Somasundaram  - Travel and Tourism Team

Vivian Liang - Economics Exam

Kriti Mitra - Economics Exam

Jackson Rademacher - Economics Exam

Berrin Reiter - Principles of Business, Management, and Administration

Raghvi Sethi - Business Finance