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FFCHS DECA students bring home 23 medals in state event

Miranda Lopez
DECA State Champions and Finalists pose with their trophies and medals

Fountain-Fort Carson High School students dominated at the DECA State Career Development Conference held in February at the Broadmoor. Overall, the team brought home 23 medals. 

Students competed against 3,000 high school business, finance, hospitality, and marketing students. Topics included Apparel and Accessories, Restaurant Management, Hospitality, Travel and Tourism, Sports and Entertainment, Professional Sales, and much more. 

The competition tested students’ skills in how to handle a multitude of business/marketing situations in a role-play scenario or business presentation. Students also took a 100-question test, to assess their business knowledge.

Three deca students hold up their trophy on stage at state

The following students received recognition for ability and achievement at the association level:

State Champions:

Melanie Brousseau – Business Services

Wyatt Johnson – Apparel and Accessories

Melanie Brousseau and Bryce Owen – Project Management – Business Solutions

2nd Place: Faith Queen – Hospitality and Tourism Professional Sales

3rd Place: Hannah Weros and Bryce Owen – Buying and Merchandising

5th Place: Tai Faavae and Ryan Bills – Project Management – Financial Literacy

5th Place: Faith Ludwig, Gabby Moore and Audra Yocum – Project Management – Community Giving

6th Place: Lauren Hodges – Financial Consulting

7th Place: Joey Eilers

State Officer Team – Angelo Luna

Chapter Campaign Thrive Level Winners: Malia Fisher and Joselyn Arellano-Bustos

*These students will advance to international level competition at the DECA International Career Development Conference that will be held April 22-25, 2023, in Orlando, Fl.

Student on stage at DECA state holds up first place trophy

The following students received recognition as Finalists in their event:

Leanna Johnson – Professional Selling

Faith Queen and Lauren Hodges – Project Management – Career Development

Makayla Gale - Project Management – Financial Literacy

Tatym Mahan – Hotel and Lodging Management

Emma Anderson – Entrepreneurship

Sam Huff – Quick Serve Restaurant

Kaylynn Rosenquist – Integrated Marketing Campaign – Service

*Bryce Owen also received the Colorado DECA Scholarship to help in furthering his education.

Student holding up trophy at DECA state
Student holds up trophy at DECA state