Forty-three Great Oaks students from WCH went to regional DECA business and marketing competition, and 36 and qualified to go on to state.

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

First place finishers:

Tyler Tackage, Hotel Lodging; Hugh Silberman, Business Service ; Jaina Applegate, Quick Service; Trevor Minyo, Marketing Communication; Halli Wal, Retail Merchandising, Chelsey Dawson Principles of Finance; Brittney Wilson and Ashlynn Thevenot, Hospitality Team; Josh Cartwright and Joshaynn Worth, Buying and Merchandising Team

Izzy Racine and Aaralyne Estep, Marketing Management Team; Aria Marting and Kayla Welling,  Travel and Tourism Team ; Eli Lynch and Brock Morris,  Financial Services Team

Second place:

Mac Miller, Food Marketing; Kara Vohra, Human Resources;  Morgan Cartwright, Principles of Hospitality; Kendall Dye and Addi Chambers,  Law/Ethics Team;  OM Patel and Ryan Elrich, Hospitality Team ; Emma Funari and Megan Gruber,  Marketing Management Team ;  Shelbee Crago and Allie Forsythe, Financial Services Team

Third place:

Harmony Gay, Apparel Series; Alexia Stiffler, Business Finance; Sam Schroeder, Food Marketing; Chris Nichos, Principles of Business; Arianna Heath and Cory Evans, Buying and Merchandising Team ; Allie Mongold and Natalie Woods, Entrepreneurship Team; Megan Sever and Isabel Fernandex, Sports and Entertainment Team

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.