Record number headed to DECA International Contest

Lima Senior DECA students pose for a picture outside of a Columbus restaurant while at the state competition.

A record number 21 Lima Senior High School students are headed to the International competition next month in Orlando, Florida.

Students qualified for the International Career Development Conference at the state competition last weekend. Of the 43 students who qualified and competed at state, 31 of them advanced to the state finals and finished in the top 10.

Below are Lima Senior’s top finishers who will compete at the international level.

1st Place – Community Service Project (Big Spartans Little Spartans) – Quinn Gable, Janae Saavedra and Jasmine Pinn

2nd Place – Creative Marketing Project – (Ohio Conclave) – Dalonte’ Manley, Ta’lor Washington and Kylee Mell

3rd Place – Public Relations (Spread Jada’s Joy) – Kiara Daniel, Ryan Moore and Darian Slaise

3rd Place – Entrepreneurship Promotion Project (Spartan STEEM) – Ja’Myah Taylor, Tiara Spivey and Ara Rexford

3rd Place – Integrated Marketing Campaign (C2K Character Champions) – Jayden Donald, Sophie Jolliff and Lauren Zell

GOLD – SBE – Spartan Cents – Naeem Russell, Taryn Lesh and Cole Mericle

GOLD – THRIVE Level – Men’s Warehouse – Jada Rose, Abree Flowers and Calia Moseley


Below are the additional students who made the stage for finishing in the top 10.

6th Place- Food Marketing – Cassie Phillips

8th Place – Principles of Bus. Admin – Adrian Bowsher

9th Place – Innovation Plan – Xylon Payne-Greeno, Valerie Porter & Angelita Cowan

9th Place – Learn & Earn – Jaleel King, Lexi Williams & Macie Oldham

9th Place – Entrepreneurship Series – Quinton Factor

Finalist – Personal Financial Literacy – Jeremiah Dew


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