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Port Clinton High School DECA Attends Central Region Conference in Milwaukee

On Friday Dec. 6, 15 DECA members traveled to Milwaukee, WI to attend the DECA Central Region Conference. They participated in workshops, listened to keynote speakers and networked with over 1500 other DECA members from 13 states located in the Midwest. Workshops were segregated by tracks which included; Sports & Entertainment Marketing, Retail, Travel & Tourism, Entrepreneurship, International Business, Advertising, Social Media, Industry and Design. Students were able to select up to six workshops many of which were sponsored by corporations like Kohl’s, Men’s Warehouse and the Milwaukee Bucks. Keynote speaker, Chris Bashinelli, provided a unique message to all in attendance. 

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Oak Harbor DECA members win big at State

A total of thirty-six Oak Harbor DECA members qualified to compete at the Ohio DECA Career Development Conference held on March 15-16 , 2013 at the Columbus Convention Center. Over two-thousand DECA members from 107 schools across the state competed at this event. The Oak Harbor chapter is a satellite program of Penta Career Center.

The majority of the members competed in written projects which included market research business plans and community service projects. In addition to being evaluated on their written documents, the student teams were also graded on oral presentations. All of the written projects teams placed in the top ten in the state. Several students also competed in team decision making and individual events.

 The chapter worked with several business and service organizations to complete their projects. Twenty-four students won awards and the results are as follows:

Entrepreneurship Promotion Project1stMakaylaCarpenter

1stHunterGresh

1stSamanthaWilkins

Financial Literacy Promotion Project2ndSamanthaDurivage

2ndNathanSegaard

2ndAustinWiegand

Learn & Earn Project2ndDouglasPennington

2ndLindseyReau

2ndNicoleWilhelm

Community Service Project3rdAishaHamdallah

3rdWhitneyRutledge

3rdTaylorBlatt

Creative Marketing Research Project5thAustinApple

5thCassandraBrenneman

Public Relations Project6thKatelynApple

6thMichaelHites

6thDaltonReau

Buying & Merchandising Reseach Project7thConnorEli

7thTrinityGephart

7thElyseHablitzel

Finance Operations Project8thKalebMaguire

8thChristopherTabbert

8thZacharyMills

Marketing Management Series8thAnthonyCecil

 

 

Students who placed in the top four at the state conference qualify to compete at the International Career Development Conference which will be held in Anaheim, California on April 23-28, 2013. Twelve students will represent Oak Harbor at this conference which is attended by over 15,000 DECA members from around the world. The students are currently working to improve their presentation skills and their written projects to prepare for this event.

 

 

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Students learn that money matters

On March 5 over 150 eight graders participated in the “Finance 101 Walk the Walk” Event held at Oak Harbor High School. The purpose of the event was to allow students to experience the importance of financial literacy in a fun and interactive way.

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