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Schuylkill Technology Center students score high in regional competition

Students enrolled in the Marketing and Business Administration Program at the South Campus of Schuylkill Technology Center competed at the regional Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) Competition held at Lehigh Carbon Community College.

STC’s DECA Chapter is dedicated to preparing emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.  DECA hosts industry-validated competitive events that involve written and interactive components aligned the career and technical programs of study for marketing, business, tourism, hospitality and finance.

STC was pleased to announce that 21 of its 25 students that competed at the regional DECA Competition placed in the following areas:

Alex Kurtek, Minersville – Personal Financial Literacy – 1st Place

George Lopez, Shenandoah Valley – Retail Merchandising – 1st Place

Osbaldo Pagan, Shenandoah Valley – Human Resources Management – 1st Place

AJ Serrano, Pottsville – Sports and Entertainment Marketing – 1st Place

Felicia Levan, Blue Mountain, Alexis Balliet, Williams Valley, Korrena Bittner, Tamaqua – Chapter Banner Event – 1st Place

Sebastian Soto-Cervantes, Schuylkill Haven – Marketing Communications – 2nd Place

Danah Brozyno, Tamaqua – Modeling – 2nd Place

Danah Brozyno, Tamaqua – Marketing Communications – 3rd Place

Kaitlyn Zulli, Blue Mt. – Food Marketing – 3rd Place

Hoyt Schlegel, Pine Grove – Personal Financial Literacy – 3rd Place

Carson Farber, Tamaqua – Principles of Marketing – 3rd Place

Vanessa Coyle, Shenandoah Valley – Business Services Marketing – 4th Place

Jordyn Moyer, Blue Mountain – Retail Merchandising – 4th Place

Cecelia Larkin, Pottsville – Principles of Marketing – 4th Place

Gordon Slater, Shenandoah Valley –  Sports and Entertainment Marketing – 4th Place

Jaicie Snyder, Blue Mountain – Human Resources Management – 4th Place

Nicole Neiswender, Minersville – Apparel and Accessories Marketing – 5th Place

Avery Daniels, Blue Mountain – Apparel and Accessories Marketing – 6th Place

Leah Purcell, Tri-Valley – Restaurant and Food Service Management – 6th Place

Other competitors were Damaris Frias from Shenandoah Valley and Leslie Paniagua from Shenandoah Valley for a Buying and Merchandising Team Event and Shelby McGlinchey from Schuylkill Haven, Autumn Porter from Tamaqua and Danicka Samler from North Schuylkill for a Chapter Banner Event.

The first-place winners will advance to the statewide DECA Competition scheduled to take place in February in Hershey.

“I am very proud of the hard work and dedication my students displayed,” STC Marketing and Business Administration Instructor Brandon Horan said. “The personal and academic growth students receive from challenging themselves in DECA is extremely beneficial for their future professional goals.

Source: Berkshire mont

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