Lima Senior DECA successful at state, 14 headed to internationals

Fourteen Lima Senior High School DECA students have qualified for the International Career Development Conference to be held later this month in Orlando, Fla.

The following students will attend the international conference: Brad Stubbs, Taylor Lesh, Alexus Marable, Cache Alexander, Nate Ridenour, Brandon Shadley, Tyler Dunlap, Levi Quintero, Perkins Jackson, Devin Colley, Taylor Mericle, Alex Ehora, Reghan Winkler and Jaden Burk.

More than 40 Lima Senior students qualified for the Ohio DECA International Career Development Conference held this past weekend in Columbus.

“All of the 46 students who attended this state conference represented our school very well and we couldn’t be any prouder of their efforts,” said Adviser Christina Hood. “The students who advanced worked extremely hard to accomplish qualifying for the next level.  Some of these students have been working on large projects all year long.”

Below are the results for Lima Senior students placing in the top 10.

1st Place:  Brad Stubbs, Human Resource Management; winner of $1,000 Ohio DECA Scholarship.

1st Place/GOLD: Alex Ehora, Reghan Winkler and Jaden Burk, School Based Enterprise.

2nd Place: Taylor Lesh, Financial Consulting.

2nd Place: Alexus Marable, Cache Alexander and Nate Ridenour, Community Service Project – Big Spartans Little Spartans mentor program.

4th Place: Brandon Shadley, Tyler Dunlap and Levi Quintero, Entrepreneurship Promotion Project.

4th Place: Perkins Jackson, Devin Colley and Taylor Mericle, Financial Literacy Promotion Project.

5th Place: Chase Barnett, Principles of Hospitality.

5th Place: Reghan Winkler, Retail Merchandising.

5th Place: Jaden Burk, Professional Selling.

Top Ten: Will Jolliff, Business Law & Ethics.

Top Ten: Serena Mason, Principles of Hospitality.

Top Ten: James Moore & Ashley Ridenour, Hospitality Team Decision Making.

Six Spartan basketball players qualified for state, but were not able to compete because of the district tournament. They are Xavier Simpson, Ruben Flowers, Elijah Pughsley, Ilias Wright and Rico Stafford.

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