Rocky Fork Enterprise

GLHS' DECA chapter earns honors

Gahanna Lincoln High School DECA chapter members earned the organization's highest honors at DECA's 67th annual International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, Calif., April 24-27.

Lindsay McIlwain and Jenna Rajczyk took first place honors in the Hospitality Marketing Research Event for their client Brownie Points.

Other students who earned accolades were:

* Emily Jadwin and Courtney Henderson, second place in Creative Marketing Research Project for the city of Gahanna.

* Emily Resch and Katie MacKall, third place in International Business Marketing Plan for Smoothie King.

* Olivia Schumacher and Jenny Huynh, fifth place in Finance Marketing Research Event for Heartland Bank.

* Kari Weinland and Beth Coccia, ninth place in Entrepreneurship Business Plan for Jersey Mike's.

During the school year, approximately 200,000 of DECA's student members take part in the organization's competitive events program, allowing them to compete for district, state, and international titles. The competitions simulate real-life business scenarios and test students' academic understanding and skills development. The top state and provincial winners put their talents to the test during the program's final round of competition.

Nearly 16,000 students took part in the conference.