Twenty-six marketing education and DECA students from Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent recently participated in the annual district DECA competition at Akron East High School.
The students competed with marketing students from nine area schools. The competitions were based on a variety of occupational categories related to marketing and business.
With their performances at the district competition, the following Roosevelt students advanced to the State DECA Career Development Conference, which was held earlier this month k in Columbus: junior Hillary Lovell, first place, business services marketing; senior Erin Odell, first place, entrepreneurship participating event; seniors Rose Lee and Lindsey Hostler, first place, sports and entertainment team management; senior Aaliyah Habeeb, second place, advertising campaign event; senior Matt Hiestand, second place, business service marketing; senior Victoria Varney, second place, fashion merchandising and promotion; senior Alice Mackintosh, second place, marketing management event; senior Sarah Rhoades, third place, full service restaurant management; senior Jamie Dick, third place, marketing management event; and senior Caroline Barrett, third place, retail merchandising event.
Also competing and placing for Roosevelt were: senior Sierra Peoples, fourth place, business services marketing; juniors Erica Rice and Tamika Johnson, fourth place, hospitality team management event; senior Jen Rastetter, fourth place, full service restaurant management; seniors Porter Hall and Jackie Moneypenny, fourth place, sports and entertainment marketing; senior Seairra Sanders, fifth place, apparel and accessories marketing; junior Jenna Catalona, fifth place, full service restaurant management; senior Megan Gatten, fifth place, quick service restaurant management; senior Amanda Hartman, fifth place, retail merchandising event; and junior Steve Shay, fifth place, vehicles and petroleum marketing.
Roosevelt students who traveled to Columbus competed to advance to the 2003 International DECA Career Development Conference, which will be held in Orlando, Fla., later this year.