DECA State Results

DECA State Results
Posted on 03/29/2021
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During the statewide conference DECA members were evaluated by more than 100 business and industry professionals who served as competitive event judges. Students who participated in the competition solved realistic workplace problems.DECA Marketing students from Central and Lafayette virtually joined more than 1,000 high school marketing students for the 73rd annual Missouri DECA State Career Development Conference, March 8-19, 2021. The conference was sponsored by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. 

Students participated in individual or team events, business operations research projects, and entrepreneurship projects. Event criteria were aligned with national curriculum standards. 

Central High School results are as follows: 

2nd Place: Career Development Project – Shelby Marquardt & Ashlin McCamy 

3rd Place: Accounting Applications - Kayla Zook 

4th Place: Hospitality & Tourism Professional Selling – Elizabeth Brunner 

5th Place: Professional Selling – Brenden Daughery 

5th Place: Financial Consulting –Clayton Mikesch 

Finalists: Community Giving Project - Emma Millis & Marley VanderMolen 

Finalist: Entrepreneurship Series – Tristan Pritchet  


Lafayette High School results are as follows: 

Finalists: Start-up Business Plan – Bre Huff & Cassidy Payne 

Finalist: Retail Merchandising Series – Sydney Flowers 


Also competing at the conference were:

Central Students
Abigail Dorsey, Adam Honson, Adam Klassen, Aebra Parker, Alexys Joseph, Andrea Brown, Angelina Urbina, Anser Tai, Bailey Colgan, Bawi Chin, Blake Smith, Brady McAnally, Brenden Daugherty, Claire Jobes, Colton Claycamp, Daniel Love, Ella Moody, Ella Penland, Elle Proper, Emma Orth, Fernanado Regalado, Gracie Messinger, Hailey Boss, Imrit Athwal, Jackie Lotz, Jake Adkins, Jasmin Baltzer, Josh Donaldson, Kate Hayes, Kate Proper, Katlynn Nguyen, Keegan Lewis, Kelsey Keener, Lexi Meier, Lilly Cadden, Lilly Taube, Lydia Sones, Oh Paw, Oliva Horn, Riley Brown, Sam Skinner, Sam Carrillo, Sophie Kirkendoll, Sung Khun, Taylor Reinert, T.J. Larson, Trey Main, Trey Smith, and Tyler McCartney.  

Lafayette Students

Lela Berning, Addie Gemmell, Katie Koelzer, Brooklyn Lorenz, Jaylee Steele, Katelyn Wright, Ariana McDowell, Kylie Fields, Taryn Weed, Delaney Jackson, Mackenzie Leake, Alaina Mace, Gracie Thomas, Anna Richie, Allison Murphy and Arista Kirby. 


Shelby Marquardt, Ashlin McCamy, Kayla Zook, Clayton Mikesch, Elizabeth Brunner and Brenden Daugherty will be representing Central High School and Missouri at the International DECA competition, virtually, in April 2021. 

Central High School DECA sponsors are Mrs. Lisa Beavers, Mrs. Melissa Richie and Mrs. Cassie Halling. Lafayette High School DECA sponsors are Mrs. Theresa Paolillo and Mrs. Hilary Salanky. 


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