Saturday, January 11, 2014

TRUMAN HIGH SCHOOL: DECA Club makes its mark at EMU

By Carly Lundgren-Barnard
Truman DECA Advisor

The Truman High School DECA Club competed at Eastern Michigan University recently and, despite having 21 days off school including the four days before competition, it had 79 students show up on Friday January 21 to compete.

The students were deprived of getting their normal preparation time in the classroom for almost a month and still came out strong at the competition. The club usually spends the week before competition working during lunches and having afterschool practices. With school being closed for the week before competition and then two weeks before that for Christmas break, the students were not as prepared as they could have been, but yet you would have never known.

They were all dressed in business professional attire and represented Truman proudly with their behavior.

Truman had 26 kids qualify for the state competition and brought home 38 medals. Below is a list of kids who qualified and won medals.

Special thanks to:
  • My husband Daniel Barnard
  • Truman staff: Marie (mom of Brittany, Keyonna and Derrick Daniels), Mary Rita Zalewski and Mike Weaver, for coming as chaperones and volunteering their time and expertise and judges
  • The Taylor transportation department for getting the group to Eastern on time in crazy weather with days off
  • The Truman administration for supporting our club and communicating with me, even on days off, about getting this organized and put together

Students that will move on to the state competition March 14-16 in Detroit are the following:
  • Autumn Carson
  • Caprice Gonzalez
  • John Jabro
  • Ronald Richardson Jr
  • Roderick Peterson
  • Kendarius Slaughter
  • jacquii Tilley
  • Sydney Tripp
  • William Long
  • Tiffany Zoyiopoulos
  • Ryan Mccllough
  • Megan Dupree
  • Tresean Johnson
  • Monik Shepherd
  • Bianca Warner
  • Emily Mullins
  • John Byrd
  • Amber Wright
  • Devin Edwards
  • Megan Johnson
  • Cherokee Arnold
  • Tiffany Zurawski
  • Massaddiq Muhammed
  • William Darby
  • Katrina Potter
  • Sierra Hines

Justin Littleton and Quinn Wurmlinger also medaled in their events.

Carly Lundgren-Barnard of Truman High School is a Marketing teacher and DECA advisor.

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