Ponca City DECA receives state, national awards

Ponca City Now - February 12, 2016 10:39 am

Ponca City DECA recently returned from competing at the Oklahoma DECA Career Development Conference.

The Ponca City chapter received the Chapter of the Month award. In addition, they were the only chapter in Oklahoma to receive the National DECA Thrive award for DECA promotion and Community Service.

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

Individual awards include:

Kace Anderson and Kevin Caughlin, 1st place, Business Law and Ethics Team

Logan Klingaman and Mario Fernandez, 3rd place, Buying and Merchandising Team

Ana Subramaniam and Rebeccah Roche, 3rd place, Hospitality Services Team

Karly Fisher and Alaina Patel, Top 8 Finalist Marketing Communications Team

Riley Dilbeck and Davis Dickerson, Top 8 Finalist Sports and Entertainment Marketing Team

Josh Spiers and Abbie Spiers, 1st place, Travel and Tourism Team

Taylor Woodward, Emily Ponce, Veronika Perez, 4th place, Community Service Project

Ash Patel and Max Jackson, 1st place, Entrepreneurship Promotion Project

Aubrey Cotham, 3rd place, Financial Literacy Promotion Project

Ana Subramaniam, Brad Robinson and Sydney Tyndall, 1st place, Learn and Earn Project

Michaela Swinehart, Erin Thomas and Hannah Dyer, 4th place, Public Relations Project

Daniel Langston, 2nd place, Sports and Entertainment Promotion Plan

McKenzie Mashburn and Jordan Vassar, 3rd place, Business Services Operations Research

In addition, Brad Robinson and Ash Patel were both elected as Oklahoma DECA Regional Vice Presidents. They will represent Oklahoma on the State Action Team for the 2016-17 school year.


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