By Carly Lundgren-Barnard
Truman High School Marketing Department Head
It is with great pride that I inform the best and most supportive staff I have ever worked with that at our DECA competition last week, the Truman DECA club was amazing.
Not only did they represent themselves in a professional manner and dress professionally, they also were very successful. It is my honor to announce we brought home 18 medals and have 27 members that will move on to the state competition in March.
In addition to those 27, we also had six students who have scores high enough to be considered alternates. This means that if the person above them who qualified cannot attend states they will replace them.
The members of Truman High School’s DECA club have impressed me more so than ever this year.
Below is a list of the students who are working hard on some amazing projects and I hope that you can congratulate them when you see them and I thank all of you for any help you have given them already.
Project-based students that have qualified for National competition in Anaheim, Calif.: Amario Massey, Junaid Syed, and Sara Sherazi (Promotional campaign and Alumni campaign).
Project-based students that have qualified for state competition for (and a chance to move on to nationals): Hannah Dixson, Darius Denard and Shyann Beard (Learn and Earn project, business expo/Safe Halloween); Elizabeth Blevins, Jax von Hoffman, and Kaily Nissen (Community Service project, Cougar Food Pantry); Cindy Nyarko (Public Relations, #Beautyisdiversity campaign); Alexander Brown and Danieya Young (Innovation Plan, Club Unusual): Jennifer Emeri, Marrissa Johnson, Meghan Hontz and Emily Conklin (Business Operations Event); and Starr Lewis, Junaid Syed, and Caroline Vaughn (Financial Literacy Project).
Role-Play students that have qualified for State competition for a chance at nationals: Kirsten Collett, John Cotton, Amario Massey, Josh Myles, Adria Nyarko, Austin Gignac, Sara Sherazi, Alondra Castaneda, Dakyra Mcghee-Monk and Gabriella Sanchez.
Alternates for state competition: Sylvester Grant, Mehdi Cela, Ian Turpin, Sidra Siddiqui, Na’jai Gary, and Leasia Gibbs.
DECA Idea Challenge 2016: (Below is the link to see their submitted video for a chance to win money) Amario Massey, Sara Sherazi, Tyler Goodwell and Junaid Syed.