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Fostoria DECA has been around since the 1960s and very active both in and outside the community. To be a member of DECA, students must be enrolled in the marketing education class either as a junior or senior. Second year students must complete an internship or co-op. Many local businesses have been very supportive both as employers and/or sponsors. They include, but are not limited to:
Bob Evans Burger King Cheddars Family Video Finish LIne Fostoria Focus Hot Topic K-Mart Kroger McDonald's Pizza Hut Roppe Corp. Sears Taco Bell Wal-mart Your Kid's Closet
Students who would like to be a part of the Marketing and DECA should see Mrs. Hollister or their guidance counselor for an application.
Fostoria DECA Members Shine at the State Competition
The State DECA competition was March 17 and 18. Fostoria City Schools had 15 students competing. They include the following:
Raimi Bernal, Jace Boff, Jeremiah Brough, Maxwell Bunch, Skyler Garcia, Briana Hickle, Calob Keller, Tysen Latanasibounluang, Jarrett Lorenzen, Naija Miller, Lamont Stahl, Jayden Stanton, Gabriel Turner, Donovan Vogel, Trey Yates
On Friday, most of the students completed an objective test that covered concepts related to business, economics, and marketing. Then on Saturday, they would complete a role-play, which consisted of a typical business/marketing problem or case study that required a decision to be made. Later that morning, students found out if they made the finals. We had the following students make it to the finals (which would include the top 12 in the state):
Raime Bernal in Principles of Hospitality and Tourism
Jeremiah Brough in Business Services Marketing
Jarrett Lorenzen and Jayden Stanton in Sports and Entertainment Team Decision Making
Naija Miller in Apparel and Accessories Marketing
Lamont Stahl in Entrepreneurship Innovation Plan
Trey Yates in Marketing Communications
Next, students would have to wait until the grand awards ceremony to find out if they made it to the International Career Development Conference, which will be held in Anaheim, CA this year. Students had to make be in the top 4 to move on.
We were very excited to watch Naija Miller, Raime Bernal, and Trey Yates step forward to receive their 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place, respectively.
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