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BEAVERCREEK — Members of the DECA Chapter at Beavercreek High School competed at the recent District Career Development Conference. Ten of the 19 advance to the Ohio DECA Career Development Conference to be held in Columbus on March 14-15.

Five earned first place honors and will advance to the state event. They included Samantha Conner in Entrepreneurship, Kristen Cherry in Professional Selling, Edmond Ellison in Automotive Services, Kyle Cannon in Accounting and Brett Brunswick in Principles of Finance.

Four earned second place honors and one placed third to advance to the state competition. There were Nikki Hatfield in Restaurant and Food Service Management, Marissa Tharp in Professional Selling, and the team of Chloe Dixon and Isabella Wiskur in Advertising Campaign.

Those who placed in the top five but did not qualify for state included Jourdan Powers in Business Services, Brianna Webb in Retail Merchandising, Emily Wilkinson in Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling, Sierra Jamison in Fashion Merchandising Promotions Plan, Salma Bouzakti in Sports and Entertainment Promotion Plan, Hannah Hollinger in Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling, Derek Hermanson in Quick Service Restaurant Management, Michael Bianco in Hospitality and Tourism and Clarissa Rosa in Hotel and Lodging Management Series.

Each student enrolled in a Greene County Career Center program is a member of career-technical student organization. These clubs provide outstanding leadership and networking opportunities and allow students to compete on the local, regional, state and national levels.

Heather Sproull is the marketing management teacher at Beavercreek High School.

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