Nearly 60 qualify for state DECA contest



Nearly 60 Lima Senior DECA students are headed to the Ohio DECA Career Development Conference in March after placing in yesterday’s Ohio DECA District 3 Career Development Conference.

Below are the District results. First through fourth place advance to state.

1st Place Winners

Haley Shafer – Principles of Business Administration

Dylon Rodgers – Principles of Finance

Honesty Brown – Principles of Marketing

Quintel Wilson – Food Marketing

Javier Brito-Diaz – Restaurant and Food Service

Ella Brayton & Alex Engberg – Buying & Merchandising Team

Isaiah Russell & Diante Griffin – Sports & Entertainment Team

Keegan Halliday, Madeline Emerick and Tillie Nelson – Integrated Marketing Campaign, Service

Jada McClendon & Cece Suarez – Innovation Plan – Jada McClendon & Cece Suarez


2nd Place Winners

Carlos Harmon – Principles of Finance

Alexis Burns – Principles of Hospitality

Alex Bennett – Automotive Services

Meghan Nuckles – Business Finance

Zaniya Smith – Hotel & Lodging

Gage Hipsher – Human Resources

Je’Niya Allen – Quick Serve Restaurant

Matrice Gaddy & Nick Sinthalaphone – Business Law Team

Cecil Benton & Jareon Mayo – Financial Services Team

Evie Williams & Els Nelson – Hospitality Team

Reece Waithe & Avion Simpson – Travel & Tourism

Jourdyn Rawlins – Start-Up Plan

Caden Burkland, Ashley McGue & Alyssa Rader – Integrated Marketing Campaign-Product


3rd Place Winners

Zoila Hale – Principles of Business Administration

Alyssa Warthem – Principles of Marketing

Brianna Battle – Apparel & Accessories

Mekhi Chandler – Automotive Services

Vivian Grant – Business Services

Kyle Figgins – Personal Financial Literacy

Isaah Moore – Sports & Entertainment

Mikel Walker & Dongal Calhoun – Entrepreneurship Team

Natashia & Latashia Glenn – Financial Services

LJ Lawson & Dom Peterson – Sports & Entertainment Team

Addie Delph – Hospitality Selling

Tatum Twining, Logan Davenport & Anna Engberg – Integrated Marketing Event


4th Place Winners

Tommie Jefferson – Apparel & Accessories

Mariah Watkins – Business Services

Kenny Melton – Marketing Communications

Marcus Brown – Personal Financial Literacy

Nyla Denson – Retail Merchandising

Kiya Sigman & Alivea Buchanan – Marketing Management

Dakota Miller – Hospitality Selling


5th Place Winners 

Lynnae Wheeler – Principles of Hospitality

Alijah Kohler – Entrepreneurship Series

Khalil Luster – Marketing Communications

Amir Bryant – Sports & Entertainment Series

Alleah Julian & Mike Snow – Marketing Management

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