Year after year, the Lima Senior High School DECA program has proven just how good it is with students excelling at competitions.
Apparently, the tradition will continue this year.
Students won 23 trophies at the first competition of the year, the DECA District 3 Fall Leadership Conference held Tuesday, Oct. 6, at Ohio Northern University.
Students competed in various events with 11 chapters from area high schools. Listed below are the students who placed in the top 5 in their events and received trophies.
One student, Dakota Stocker, placed third in Public Relations, an event that qualifies him to compete for the PR State Officer position at the State Fall Conference in Columbus in November.
First Place: Chase Barnett.
Second Place: De’Auna Falls, Destiny Burk and Zach Ketzenberger
Third Place: Xavier Simpson
Fourth Place: Samantha Cousey
Fifth Place: Madison Katuramu
Second Place: Tylee Arrick, Tierea Cotton, Jaden Crowder and Nathan Jones
Third Place: Ruben Flowers and Rion Thompson
Fifth Place: Jelisa Austin and Tajah Upshaw
First Place: Reghan Winkler and Randy Tummel
Fourth Place: Ricci Glover and Dashyia Carter
Fifth Place: Rico Stafford
Second Place (Out of over 50 competitors): Danielle Bash
Fourth Place: Skylar Quintero (1 place away from state qualifying)
Third Place: Dakota Stocker (State Qualifier)