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DSHS DECA Students Qualify for State

January 14, 2021

A total of 28 Dripping Springs High School students have qualified for the state DECA competition based on their performances at the district meet. The 28 qualifiers are the second most in school history.


The state event will be held virtually next month with a date yet to be determined.


DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.


The DSHS state qualifiers are:


Business Finance:
Ethan Guida
Gavin Guida


Business Services Marketing:
Liam Collins
Teagan Krewson


Food Marketing:
Trevor Burk
Caleb Lopez
Gracie Johnson


Hotel & Lodging Management:
Vinay Verma
Emily Bergeron


Marketing Communications:
Aleena Ahmed


Personal Financial Literacy:
Tyler Hauger


Principles of Finance:
Margot Heltzel


Principles of Business Management & Administration:
Emma Vannoy
Emmy Ashby
Makenna Blakesley


Retail Merchandising:
Tirth Patel
Emily Pundt


Sports & Entertainment Marketing – Team:
Ian Driggers
James Mihic
Eli Craddock
Jackson Kaiser


Sports & Entertainment Marketing:
Chase Grunden
Clara Smartt
Phillip Olson
Dominic Gearing


Travel & Tourism – Team:
Perri Parnell
Landry Puryear