Forty-two Great Oaks students from West Clermont 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 West Clermont High School and are members of the DECA student business and marketing organization.

1st Place

Noah Dumont-Apparel and Accessories

Jake Ransbottom – Business Finance

Austin Kresser – Quick Serve Restaurant

Clare Batchler – Start-Up Business Plan

2nd Place

Ashley Ebert – Principle of Marketing

Blake Bauer – Accounting Applications

Chace Miller – Automotive Series

Caleb Bishop – Business Services

Mobeen Sumra – Entrepreneurship Series

Howard Bingham – Food Marketing

Collin Combs – Quick Serve Restaurant

Ally Musgrave – Restaurant/Food Service Management

Payton Willenbrink – Marketing Communications

Dylan Kritz – Business Finance

Justin Foister – Retail Merchandising

Autumn Russ/Johanna Cervantes – Innovation Plan

Nic Studer – Hospitality Professional Selling

3rd Place

Mitchell Bullard – Business Services

Chloe Stringer – Entrepreneurship Series

Kelly Knodel – Hotel/Lodging Management

Katie Braun – Restaurant/Food Service Management

Peyton Grunder – Sports/Entertainment Series

Ashlee Dale/Rhonda Nassar – Hospitality Team

Audrey Czerwinski/Amara Long – Marketing Management Team

Michael Day/Lorena Sanchez – Start-up Business Plan

4th Place

Bel Nataren – Hotel/Lodging Management

Shrey Patel – Quick Serve Restaurant

Logan Jasper – Restaurant/Food Service Management

Dustin McCune – Entrepreneurship Series

Gunnar Higgins/Cameron Rolsen – Business Law Team

Aubrey Hall/Sara Coyne – Entrepreneurship Team

Keegan Hasty/Reece Hampton – Hospitality Team

Kyle West/Nick Powers – Sports/Entertainment Team

Ryan Hoskins – Professional Selling

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.