Bellefontaine Examiner

Switch to desktop

4 BHS DECA students advance to state competition

Four Bellefontaine High School juniors will advance to the Ohio DECA Career Development Contest following their performances Monday at the Ohio DECA District 3 Competition at Ohio Northern University.


Bellefontaine High School DECA members, from the left, Roman Miller, Zach Titus, Jessica Miller, Andrew Carothers, Kelsie Blair, Keith Wisecup, Austin Lamb and Stevie Norris each won a trophy at the Ohio DECA District 3 Competition at Ohio Northern University. (PHOTO | BELLEFONTAINE SCHOOLS)

Those who will advance include Jessica Miller, who received first place overall in Apparel and Accessories; Kelsie Blair, second place in Principles of Marketing; Andrew Carothers, fifth in Automotive, and Junior Keith Wisecup, fourth in Business Finance. They each received DECA diamond trophies.

In addition, several other Marketing I students also received DECA diamond trophies at the event, including seniors Zach Titus and Roman Miller, who received fourth place in Financial Services, and junior Stevie Norris and senior Austin Lamb who scored second place and fourth place, respectively, in the Marketing Test Event.

Also at the Ohio DECA Career Development Contest, a total of 20 BHS Marketing II students will compete in written project categories.

Teams include Sarah and Shelby Phillips in Business Operations Research, Ian Keller and Josh Brunson,  Entrepreneurship Written; McKinley Manns, Aleesha Carothers and Shelbi Kauffman, Learn and Earn; Bo Alexander, Keyne Strickland and Jacob Roberts, Public Relations; Brandon Gasper and Tyler Roberts, Financial Literacy Promotion; Josh Neighoff and Dhaile Ballesteros, Entrepreneurship Promotion; Patrick Tarasiewicz, Josh Haisley and Dyllan Laber, Creative Marketing Project; and Cheyanne Hunter, Morgan Ferguson and Alyssa Allour, Community Service Project.

The Ohio DECA Career Development Conference is slated for March 15-16 at the Columbus Convention Center. During the event, students from across the state will compete for spots at the International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, Calif., this spring.

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. BHS DECA is associated to the Marketing Management and Cooperative Education Program at the high school. Adviser Katie Rychener can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Share this post

Submit to FacebookSubmit to Google BookmarksSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn