Seventeen Great Oaks students from Milford High School went to regional DECA business and marketing competition and qualified to go on to state.

The students are part of the marketing program offered by Great Oaks Career Campuses at Milford High School, and are members of the DECA student business and marketing organization.

Finishing in second place in their events: Willow Dunning, Tristin Messerschmidt, Angel Dominguez, Rush Morris, Madison O’Brien, Lauren Albertz

In third place were: Dylan Neughbauer, Kevin McCammon, Ryan Hallinan, Lindsey Miller, Anjelica Minnie

Fourth place finishers: Austin Snay, Will Naylor, Phoebe Baker

In fifth place: Mitchell Boggs, Finn Huxell, Dani Campolongo

Sixteen students also qualified to attend state competition through writing marketing manuals: Kevin McCammon, Giovanni Labella, Alexandra Labella, Jocelyn Witt, Phoebe Baker, Jessica Shay, Cami Reid, Lauren Key, Ashley Frye, Shaina Lewis, Ian Apland, Aaedan Blaskey, Emma Neal, Nate Daly, Ben Gorning, Hayli Kirkland

All competitors took a one-hundred question multiple choice test on marketing concepts and had to perform an impromptu role play situation that dealt with either human relations problem solving, selling, promotion, economic concepts, management decision making, pricing, product development, planning marketing strategies, customer service problem solving or a combination of the above.

The top qualifiers advance to the DECA State Career Development Conference in Columbus during March, with a chance to qualify for national competition.