March Marketing Madness

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The Mount Vernon DECA club, a marketing club at the high school, participated in the Indiana DECA State Competition in Indianapolis on Sunday, March 6 through Tuesday, March 8. Students qualified for the event by placing in the top five at the District DECA Competition, which was held in December. Approximately 2,000 high school students from around the state competed in Indianapolis, with the very top performers qualifying for the International DECA Competition in Orlando, Florida. Fifty-three MVHS students qualified for Indianapolis with 10 students winning awards:
Layton Hopper – 1st Place Overall – Marketing Management
Kinsley Shannon – 3rd Place Overall - Business Services
Kassidy Wolfe – 5th Place Overall – Food Marketing
Amy Steele – 6th Place Overall – Retail Merchandising
Riley Oberle – Marketing Management Medallion; 1st Place Written Marketing Test
Chelsea Huber – Apparel and Accessories – Medallion Winner
Kaci Turner and Lane Rusher – Travel and Tourism Team Finalist
John Bradford and Hayley Oeth – Buying and Merchandising Team Finalist
Layton Hopper and Kinsley Shannon qualified to compete in their events in Orlando, Fla. for finishing in the top three, while Kassidy Wolfe and Amy Steele qualified for placement in the Leadership Academy in Orlando. Layton Hopper was the only student at the competition to receive a perfect score for his role play. More than 15,000 high school students will be attending the International DECA Competition, including students from all 50 states, Canada and Germany.