Several DECA students from Ohio Hi-Point Career Center’s Supply Chain Management satellite programs at Marysville High School and Triad High School advanced to the DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC) after competing at the state level on March 10 and 11. 

The following OHP/Marysville DECA students advanced to DECA ICDC in Orlando, Florida:

  • Ashlyn Etherington – first place in Independent Business Plan 
  • Mack Hamilton – second place in Accounting Application Series Event 
  • Ellie Reese – third place in Business Finance Series Event
  • Brody McSwords, Ava Kempton, Paityn Hoskins – third place in Franchise Business Plan

The following OHP/Triad DECA students advanced to DECA ICDC:

  • Tucker Webb – third place in Business Services Marketing
  • Alyssa Conley – third place in Principles Hospitality

Before the Ohio DECA event, four OHP/Triad DECA students already qualified for the DECA ICDC event after competing in the Virtual Business Challenge in the fall. OHP/Triad DECA students Hailey Blackburn and Gracey Gilpin placed first in the state and 11th in the nation in Fashion Management. Reid Todhunter, Cameron Thomas, and Hunter Thompson placed first in the state and 16th in the nation in Entrepreneurship. 

In addition, OHP/Marysville DECA students Avery Henry, Abby Luelleman, and Elle Martter will attend ICDC for Student Based Enterprise Retail Operations Event to present their work with the school store. The OHP/Marysville DECA chapter was one of five chapters in the state to receive this prestigious distinction.

OHP/Marysville DECA students Amelia Alexander, Sean McGee, and Camden Russell will also attend DECA ICDC for the Thrive Leadership Academy, an opportunity for other high-performing DECA chapters around the world to work on collaboration, communications, critical thinking, and creativity skills.  

The OHP/Marysville DECA chapter is under the guidance of instructor chapter advisor, Bailey Hemmelgarn, and the OHP/Triad DECA chapter is under the guidance of instructor and chapter advisor, JJ Martin.