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DSHS Students Qualify for State DECA Competition

January 28, 2020

A record 33 DSHS students have qualified for the state DECA competition based on results in 20 different events at the recent district meet. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. The state event will be held in February in Fort Worth.

DSHS state qualifiers are:


Automotive Services Marketing Series
Patrick Englehart 

Business Finance Series
Ethan Guida
Gavin Guida
Matthew Hilton
Vinay Verma

Business Law and Ethics Team Decision Making
Aleena Ahmed
Trevor Burk

Entrepreneurship Series
Liam Collins
Teagan Krewson

Food Marketing Series
Rebecca Johnson
Caleb Lopez

Finance Operations Research Event
Lexian Andrushko
Aydan Bao


Hotel and Lodging Management
Aidan Johannsen

Hospitality Services Team Decision Making
Emily Bergeron
Emily Pundt

Integrated Marketing Campaign - Event
Katherine Ingram

Integrated Marketing Campaign - Product
Gabriella Erb

Marketing Communications Series
Luke Austin
Carter Lee

Personal Financial Literacy Event
Lucas Johns

Principles of Hospitality and Tourism
Clara Smartt

Restaurant and Food Service Management
Sydney Hetherington

Retail Merchandising
Ricky Deya-edelen

Sports and Entertainment Marketing Series
Dominic Gearing
Chase Grunden
Riley Wheaton

Sports & Entertainment Team Decision Making
Eli Craddock
Jackson Kaiser
Ian Driggers
James Mihic
Jackson Nettleton