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Area students competing at state DECA earn right to nationals

UPDATED: Wed., May 20, 2020

From staff and local reports

Area students competed in the DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) State Career and Development Conference on March 5-7 in Bellevue. Many students from our area qualified for the national competition

The school-based enterprise program provides realistic and practical learning experiences that reinforce classroom instruction, and are effective educational tools in helping to prepare students for the transition from school to work or college.

The following school teams have met Gold Standard Certification and qualified to attend the International Career and Development Conference that would have been held in Nashville this April.


Kelsie German, Kate Gardner, Central Valley; Elizabeth Ingham, Alyssa Larson, Cheney; Jenna Allen, Abbi Parker, Clarkston; Alea Goodart, Hailey Dunaway, Deer Park; Kayla Vyverberg, Brianna Kvinge, Ferris; Gunner Dacosta, Darien Spurgi, John R. Rogers; Serefina Radford, Jessica Quacquarini, Lewis and Clark; Quincy Iverson, Megan Borders, Mead; Hudson Gilbert, Keagen McMurray, Mt. Spokane; Christina McCarty, Styleen Shoap, North Central; Collin Bannister and Nadia Matveeva, Pullman; Alfreda Johnson, Kiefer McConnell, Charlotte Titchenal, Isabel Vazquez, Shadle Park; Hailey Marlow, Brooklyn Parkey, West Valley.


Sydney Sutton, Kyle Parkman, Central Valley; Trevor Ray, Caydon Vinson, Clarkston; Molly Keller, Carmen Kiewert, Deer Park; Brooks Hanson, Keely Hall, Ferris; Emory Stevens, Erika Isern, Mt. Spokane.

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Conner Russell, Maddie Knight, Jenni Bissell, Makenzie Raab, Central Valley; Nicholas Noland, Manuel Sanchez, Clarkston; Ivan Bogle, Sarah Curtis, Deer Park; Emma Braddock, Chloe Dinwoodie, Mt. Spokane.

The following members competed at the State Career and Development Conference in Bellevue March 5-7. The top 7 in each event qualified to compete at the International Career and Development Conference.

Individual events

Accounting, sixth: Anastasia Warner, Mt. Spokane; Business Finance, seventh: Ellie Dickinson, University; Personal Financial Literacy, fourth: Danielle Mann, West Valley, and sixth: Rylee Zinnecker-Brown, Shadle Park; Professional Selling, seventh: Andre Ramsey, John R. Rogers; Restaurant and Food Service Management, seventh: Keely Hall, Ferris; Sports and Entertainment Marketing, second: Allison Haynie, Mt. Spokane.

Team events

Financial Services, fifth: Joy Koston, Claire Murphy, Lewis and Clark; Hospitality Services, third: Trevor Dorman, Alyson Wood, Mead; Sports and Entertainment Marketing, sixth: Benjamin Fetters, Carter Hosking, East Valley; Start-Up Business Plan, third: Aliviah Lewis, Anastasia Warner, Mt. Spokane, and fifth: Sydney Hollister, Central Valley; Career Development Project, second: Jolee Nicholas, Michael St. Marie, Molly William, Clarkston; Community Giving Project, third: Katie MacIver, Bella Schmick, Marina Swartout, Lewis and Clark and sixth: Brynne Barry, Mattingly Kreider, Ashton Logan, West Valley; Sales Project, second: Corah Cassell, Gia Gonzales, Paxton Taylor, Clarkston; School Based Enterprise-Food, fifth: Jenna Allen, Abbigail Parker, Clarkston and sixth: Collin Bannister, Nadia Mateeva, Pullman; School Based Enterprise-Retail, fifth: Keely Hall, Brooks Hanson, Ferris.

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