Forty-nine Bethel Park High School students successfully competed at the DECA District III Career Development Conference, finishing in the top three places in their respective events, and qualifying to compete at the State DECA Career Development Conference, which will be held in Hershey, PA in May.
Earning First Place Awards were seniors Cameron Busch (in the Logistics Event), Abigail Coltz (Hotel and Lodging Management), Samantha Dunn (Quick Service Restaurant Management), Chelsea Hallman (Entrepreneurship), Justin Lesnak (Marketing Communications), Greydon Tomkowitz (Human Resources Management), Sydney Borandi and Alaina Cerro (Buying and Merchandising Team), Gavin Campbell and Paige Davidson (Business Law and Ethics Team), and Tom Kennedy and Ty Miller (Sports and Entertainment Marketing Team).
Also earning First Place Awards were junior Alyssa George (Restaurant and Food Service Management), sophomores Sydney Burns (Business Services Marketing), Hunter Dorfner (Food Marketing), Kevin Kerr (Personal Financial Literacy), Christian McClaine (Principles of Hospitality and Tourism), Brian Torles (Principles of Business Administration) and freshmen Jeremy Buehler (Principles of Finance), Weeam Boumaza and Sammi Storey (Travel and Tourism Team), Emily Engel and Riley Turoski (Financial Analysis Team), and Nick Massari and Ryan Puskar (Marketing Management Team).
Fifteen students were awarded Second Place. They are junior Patra Hsu (Business Services Marketing), sophomores Marissa Christenson (Food Marketing), Sadie Coda and Shayna Postler (Business Law and Ethics Team) and freshmen Lucia Coccagno (Apparel and Accessories Marketing), Dan DelBene (Sports and Entertainment Marketing), Gabbie Dunn (Principles of Business Administration), Austin Orzechowski (Principles of Marketing), Dom Palombia (Logistics), Julia Casaldi and Amber Simeone (Travel and Tourism Team), Summer Lewis and Alessia Moreno (Buying and Merchandising Team), and Lianna Robbins and Olivia Schram (Hospitality Services Team).
Earning Third Place Awards were seniors Emma Beck (Marketing Communications), Christine Dunlap (Personal Financial Literacy), Karlie Olson (Hotel and Lodging Management), juniors Connor Price (Automotive Services Marketing), Eve Rosemeier (Apparel and Accessories Marketing), sophomore Mark Vighetti (Business Finance) and freshmen Makayla Yee (Entrepreneurship), Rafaelle Zallo (Principles of Business Administration) and Evan Zelt (Principles of Finance).
The students were prepared for this competition by Bethel Park High School Marketing Teachers Emily Smoller and Maria Christenson.
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