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Posted: March 6, 2017

Eighty-four DECA/Marketing students from Camas High School made amazing accomplishments this past week at the State Career Development Conference in Bellevue, Washington.

Two packed buses departed last Thursday, and returned significantly lighter—in spirit, that is. Nearly half of them—33 to be exact—took to the stage to receive a medal, and all performed beautifully, after weeks and weeks of preparation. Twenty-three will advance to compete at the International Conference in Anaheim, California, April 25-30.

“We are so proud of these kids!” said DECA advisor and Marketing Teacher Suzie Downs.

In past years, students who are recognized at Washington DECA go on to be competitive at the international level.

Name Category Results
Claire Bauer Principles Finance Medal
Nathan Loucks Principles Marketing 5th
William Schultz Principles Marketing 6th
Skyar Becerra Automotive Services Marketing Medal
Mia Obegi Automotive Services Marketing Medal
Liz Schwartzkopf Automotive Services Marketing 6th
Monica Chang Business Finance Services 3rd
Gianna Carr Business Services Marketing Medal
Patrick Upkes Human Resources Management Medal
Sylvia Cochrane Marketing Communications Services Medal
Kalel Coleman Marketing Communications Services Medal
Cami Kirby Quick Service Restaurant Management Medal
Ben Cooke Quick Service Restaurant Management Medal
Keelie Leblanc Quick Service Restaurant Management Medal
Josh McPhun Restaurant Food Service Management 6th
Ashley Miles Restaurant Food Service Management 1st
Kendra Horvath Retail Marketing Services 1st
Brennan Ziegler Sports & Entertainment Marketing Medal
Kevin Chen Fashion Merchandising Plan Medal
Erik Johnson Professional Selling Event Medal
Erik Johnson/Kelly Johnson Business Services Operations Research 4th
Tanner Fogle/Jaruki Takada Business Services Operations Research 2nd
Skylar Becerra/Xiansheng Yan Business Services Operations Research 1st
Sophie Eagle/Ben Cooke Entrepreneurship Promotion 4th
Mackenzie Spady/Hayden Hunsacker Finance Operations Research 5th
Kevin Chen/Kendra Horvath Creative Marketing Project 1st
Dareena Stepanyuk/Bella Swanson Financial Literacy Project 6th
Jack Kelly Hotel & Tourism Operations Research 2nd
Monica Chang Hotel & Tourism Operations Research 4th
Jordan Slotto/Colton Lessard Sports & Entertainment Operations Research 6th