LCTI students win big at DECA competition

DECA competitors pose for a selfie after competing at the 2016 Pennsylvania DECA State Career Development Conference.

DECA competitors pose for a selfie after competing at the 2016 Pennsylvania DECA State Career Development Conference.

SCHNECKSVILLE, Pa. | Seventeen Lehigh Career & Technical Institute students qualified for the DECA International Career Development Conference with a strong showing this month at the organization’s state contest.

Students from the Advertising Design/Commercial Art, Criminal Justice, Electronics Technology/Nanofabrication, Marketing & Business Education and the Supply Chain Management & Logistics Technology programs are slated to compete April 23-26 at the international conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

They brought home medals and trophies in more than a dozen categories from the Pennsylvania DECA State Career Development Conference held March 1-3 in Hershey. DECA, formerly known as Distributive Education Clubs of America, is one of seven Career and Technical Student Organizations at LCTI. Marketing & Business Education instructor Cyndee Barkley serves as the chapter advisor.

Scroll down for a complete list of winners and their sending high schools.

The following LCTI students qualified for the international conference:

Catasauqua High School

Dylan Gino, Marketing & Business Education

Program of Work, Gold Medal

Louis E. Dieruff High School

Rachel Bennett, Marketing & Business Education

Chapter Awards Project, 1st Place

Emmaus High School

Ashley Feliciano, Marketing & Business Education

Public Relations Project, 5th Place

Agostina Sanchez Arias, Marketing & Business Education

Public Relations Project, 5th Place

Laurie Slagle, Marketing & Business Education

School Based Enterprise, Gold Medal

Northern Lehigh High School

Kiara Rhyne, Advertising Design/Commercial Art

Public Speaking, 3rd Place

Samantha Lambert, Advertising Design/Commercial Art

Chapter Banner Contest, 1st Place

Alexis Handwerk, Marketing & Business Education

Chapter Awards Project, 1st Place

Parkland High School

Cheyenne Fenstermaker, Supply Chain Management & Logistics Technology

Material Handling/Logistics, 1st Place
Material Handling/Logistics, Gold Medal Written, Role Play A and Role Play B

Tyler Young, Marketing & Business Education

Principles of Hospitality, 1st Place

Londynn Jones, Marketing & Business Education

Chapter Awards Project, 1st Place

Salisbury High School

Kiara Kelly, Criminal Justice

Restaurant Food Service Management, Gold Medal Written and Role Play B

John Kochenberger, Electronics Technology/Nanofabrication

Membership Campaign, Gold

Southern Lehigh High School

Laura Shup, Marketing & Business Education

Job Interview, 3rd Place

Breanna Stalsitz, Marketing & Business Education

School-Based Enterprise, Gold Medal

Whitehall High School

Celine Colon, Marketing & Business Education

Public Relations Project, 5th Place

The following students medaled or placed at states, but didn’t qualify for the international conference in the specified category:

William Allen High School

Genesis DeJesus, Supply Chain Management & Logistics Technology

Material Handling/Logistics, 3rd Place
Material Handling/Logistics, Gold Medal Written and Role Play A

Catasauqua High School

Kristin Segreaves, Advertising Design/Commercial Art

Chapter Banner, 1st Place

Marketing, Gold Medal Written

Emmaus High School

Jacqueline Fox, Supply Chain Management & Logistics Technology

Material Handling/Logistics, 6th Place
Raven Jenkins, Marketing & Business Education

Principles of Finance, Gold Medal Written

Parkland High School

Tyler Young, Marketing & Business Education

Principles of Hospitality, Gold Medal Written, Role Play A and Role Play B

Salisbury High School

Benjamin Katz, Advertising Design/Commercial Art

Chapter Banner, 1st Place

John Kochenberger, Electronics Technology/Nanofabrication

Hotel & Lodging Management, Gold Medal Written and Role Play Q

Whitehall High School

Justin Ellis, Supply Chain Management & Logistics Technology

Material Handling/Logistics, 5th Place

Alan Nguyen, Advertising Design/Commercial Art

Chapter Banner, 1st Place

Congratulations to all of LCTI’s DECA winners and good luck to all the international conference qualifiers!

Read the complete news release.

Media Contact: Precious Petty, Public Relations Coordination, 610-799-1450, pettyp@lcti.org.

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