Dylan Van Tassell won the Personal Financial Literacy event at the Ohio DECA Career Development Conference in Columbus last week and became the first state champion for Ohio Hi-Point's DECA program at Triad High School.
Van Tassell, along with 19 other students, represented Ohio Hi-Point and Triad High School in a variety of category events like business, finance, marketing, and business law.
Nina Hestermann and Elijah Carson placed in the top 10 in the state in Professional Selling and Accounting Applications, respectively, while team of Sabrina Quintero and Aliyah Ater advanced to the finals for their work with the DECA Depot, Triad High School's student-operated coffee shop.
Van Tassell will compete at the DECA International Career Development Conference in Florida in April.
The DECA chapter students are part of Ohio Hi-Point's Supply Chain Management satellite program at Triad High School. The instructor is J.J. Martin.