DECA Goes to State with Impressive Finish

April 7, 2017

DECA Award WinnersWith impressive results all around, the Cretin-Derham Hall DECA team made history this year.
Michael McMahon took home first place for his competitive plan in the Quick Serve Restaurant Managment category.  He also qualified for international competition in two events.  This is the first time CDH earned the top spot in the state in any category, as well as qualify for internationals.
Earning top honors, were CDH students in the following categories:
Quick Serve Restaurant Management
Michael McMahon - 1st place
Sullivan Casey - 8th place
Start up Business Plan
Michael McMahon - 3rd place
Franchise Business Plan
Michael Montalbano, Daniel Stevermer, Andrew Herrema - 5th place
Ian Obert - 11th place
Matthew Cunningham, Liam Ryan, Henry Lexau - 12th place
Congratulations to all the Raiders who competing at the 2017 State DECA Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis:
Audrey Hapka - Sports and Entertainment Team Decision Making
Leah Ekblad - Sports and Entertainment Team Decision Making
Molly Johnson - Hospitality and Tourism Team Decision Making
Ryan Endres - Hospitality and Tourism Team Decision Making
Hannah Calton - Sales Demo General Line, also Start Up Business
Justin Lees - Business Finance Series
Joe Buckingham - Quick Serve Restaurant Management
Mark George - Franchise Business Plan
Caleb Golberg - Franchise Business Plan
Charlie Phythian - Start Up Business
Lucas Peltier - International Business Plan, also Buying and Merchandising
Elliot Machado - International Business, also Buying and Merchandising
Sean Hughes - International Business, also Marketing Team Decision Making
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs by integrating authentic, experiential learning through rigorous project-based classroom instruction.   DECA partners with business and the broader community to promote relevancy and realistic insight into students' creative solutions in the focus areas of Marketing, Business Management and Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance, and Hospitality and Tourism.  
In Minnesota, roughly 4000 students in 60 high schools participate in DECA. This is the third year CDH has participated in a DECA program through the Accounting 1 Advanced and Accounting 11 Honors classes taught by John Pohl, Business Department.


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