Skyline and Pioneer DECA students recently competed at the first-ever virtual DECA District-4 Conference in the areas of business & management, marketing, finance, hospitality & tourism, and entrepreneurship.
Distributive Education Clubs of America prepares students to be college and career ready upon graduation. DECA’s 225,000 members in 5,000 high schools gain experience through interactive classroom activities and by attending DECA conferences throughout the school year.
The Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) give students the opportunity to develop leadership skills and offer them a chance to compete against other students from across the region, the state, nationally and internationally, explained Karen Eisley, the district’s Career and Technical Education chair.
“It gives students a common ground for developing friendships with other students who have similar interests and skills,” she said. “The Ann Arbor students excel in these competitions. We have clubs that vary by career area such as DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) and BPA (Business Professionals of America) for Business, Finance, and Marketing students; SkillsUSA for our Homebuilding and Culinary students; HOSA for our students interested in careers in the medical field.”
Huron students compete in Business Professionals of America events instead of DECA, and those results will be posted later.
Nearly 50 Skyline students qualified to represent their chapter at the DECA State Career Development Conference in March, which will also be a virtual format. “We are proud to congratulate the following students for winning at districts,” says Skyline Business Education teacher Robert Shannon.
Those Skyline students are: Vimal Alokam; Ajan Arora; Advaith Balaji; Katarina Bauer; Celia Begosso; Nikash Bhagat; Eva Campbell; Jacob Carlson; Anusheh Chaudrey; Peter Christoff; Andrew Cooke; Coco Courtright; Lauren Courtright; Jessica Courtright; Phillip Crumm; Edan Dietz; Minh-Anh Do; Nishant Domala; Marco Geglio; Gracie Greenberg; Nikhil Gunaratnam; Jordan Hall; Jack Haymart; Lillian Hescheles; Payton Horning; Elan Kluger; Aadith Kumar; Vivian Li; Henry Lukela; Matthew McMorrough; Erin McNulty; Qasim Motan; Grant Murphy; Sarangi Nair; Onat Ozer; Zack Pachera; Ganesh Palaniappan; Anisha Ramachandra; Varsha Reddy; Yann Reichbart; Violet Schrag; Lilly Shannon; Rohan Sharma; Charlotte Steglitz; Cole Streeter; Vinamra Swaroop; Noah Thompson; Margaret Vandermark; Meredith Vohland; Chelsea Wilkerson; Cameron Wiseman; and Michael Zhou.
Pioneer High School winners include:
Apparel & Accessories Marketing
Automotive Services Marketing
Business Law and Ethics
Rebecca Brewer & Elizabeth Casey
Business Services Marketing
Jennifer Jang & Sarika Pai
Financial Services Team
Aditya Bapat & Kyle Cheng
Anika Nayegandhi & Jessica Sheehan
Hospitality Services Team
Francesca Chetcuti & Sandy Hall
Cameron Williston & Robert Yang
Hotel and Lodging Management
Human Resources Management
Marketing Management Team
Mary Corey & Rhea Galbraith
Principles of Business Management
Principles of Finance
Principles of Hospitality and Tourism
Principles of Marketing
Quick Service Restaurant Management
Restaurant and Food Service Management
Sports & Entertainment Team
Colten Heatley & Michael Suter
Anthony Gibbons & John Lang
Sports & Entertainment Marketing
Mary Corey, Francesca Chetcuti, Cameron Williston, Robert Yang, Aditya Bapat, Kyle Cheng, Anika Nayegandhi, Jessica Sheehan, Sarika Pai, Rebecca Brewer, Elizabeth Casey, Garrett Kracht, Jakob Lorenc, Mariah Mauldin, Anna Kaganov, Jade Laatsch, Amanda Epperson, Matthew Jia, Elizabeth Webb, Kaitlin McCreadie, Katie German, Yanson Wang, Rishika Bhutani, Sarah McCreadie, Logan Brown, Joleena Siebler, Nicholas Bruzzano, Tiffany Li, Zach Pryor, Eva Petroff, Malak Samaha, Gabe Labadie, Alex Farmer, Isaac Herrenkohl, Ishara Kelsaw‐Fletcher, Charlotte Winegarden
Role Play Medals
Anthony Gibbons, John Lang, Mary Corey, Rhea Galbraith, Francesca Chetcuti, Sandy Hall, Cameron Williston, Robert Yang, Aditya Bapat, Kyle Cheng, Anika Nayegandhi, Jessica Sheehan, Jennifer Jang, Sarika Pai, Rebecca Brewer, Elizabeth Casey, Garrett Kracht, Jakob Lorenc, Anna Kaganov, Jade Laatsch, Anh Vu, Paris Carter, Wil Pinkerton, Hillary Poudeu Tchokothe, Matthew Jia, Elizabeth Webb, Katie German, Mia Steinhauer, Aditya Abbaraju, Sarah McCreadie, Logan Brown, Nicholas Bruzzano, Tiffany Li, Zach Pryor, Eva Petroff, Matthew Ruud, Oliver Schramm, Malak Samaha, Alex Farmer, Shankrith Chandru, Armand Gago, Ishara Kelsaw‐Fletcher, Leah Morgenstern, Charlotte Winegarden