Port Clinton High School DECA members travelled to Columbus for at the 75th annual DECA Career Development Conference, with Kaylee Phillips and Aubrianna Wylie earning the right to represent Port Clinton DECA in Orlando, Fla., on April 26-May 1. Their Small Business Enterprise Project on the DECA Dock, Port Clinton High’s – School Store, made GOLD re-certification status again this year.
Seniors Dailee Terry and Dylan Johnson took Top 10 honors at the Grand Awards. Terry wrote a Start-Up Business plan involving horse tack and Johnson competed in a role play scenario involving Personal Financial Literacy. Nine other DECA members competed in various business events including Hotel & Lodging Management, Retail Merchandising, Buying and Merchandising, Professional Sales, Human Resources Management, Marketing Communications, Principles of Finance and Apparel and Accessories.
PCHS DECA members qualifying from District competition in order to compete at the State level were: Andrew Babcock, Tristan Boling, Talia Bowens, Raven Gittinger, Kaylee Phillips, Max Rodenhauser, Katherine Rodgers, Hailey Ward, and Aubrianna Wylie. Katherine Rodgers, a current student at Port Clinton Middle School, joined DECA this year and made Port Clinton DECA History by being the first grade 8 student to ever compete for Port Clinton High School at a DECA Career Development Conference. Mr. Bill Hollister is the PCHS DECA advisor and Marketing Education Teacher.
Port Clinton High School DECA students were among national qualifiers and placed in the top ten at a recent Columbus competition. From left to right are National Qualifiers Aubrianna Wylie and Kaylee Phillips and Top Ten honorees Dailee Terry and Dylan Johnson.