TUHSD students compete in DECA District Conference


Arizona DECA More than 3500 Arizona DECA students, advisors and volunteers participated in the 2017 District Conference held Jan. 17 at Arizona State University.  Tempe Union students competed by school in District 5.
 
DECA's purpose is to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. 

Test Medalist (Top 10% on Comprehensive Exam)

Matt Keeley, Corona del Sol
Kyle Swindler, Corona del Sol
Jack Wachtel, Corona del Sol
 
Marcos de Niza DECA students Nicholas Hargis, Marcos de Niza
James Knight, Marcos de Niza
Spencer Nelson, Marcos de Niza 
Eric Waters, Marcos de Niza
 
Ray Abramusic, McClintock
Alex Hifler, McClintock
Thomas Kaplan, McClintock
 
Zachary Cortez, Mountain Pointe
Antonio West, Mountain Pointe

Apparel & Accessories
Ahmed Khokhar (6th place overall) Marcos de Niza
Victoria Bennett (6th place overall) Marcos de Niza

Automotive Services Marketing
Jason Cubias (7th place overall) Mountain Pointe

Marketing Communications
Nick Barks (4th place overall) Corona del Sol
Connor LoCascio (4th place overall) Corona del Sol
 
Antonio Sanchez (7th place overall) McClintock

Hotel & Lodging Management
Camryn Palmer (7th place overall) Corona del Sol

Business Services
Collin Frazey (2nd place overall) Corona del Sol
 
McClintock DECA students Alex Hifler (3rd place overall) McClintock
 
Megan Greenlief (5th place overall) McClintock

Principles of Marketing
Nick Kenehan (6th place overall) Marcos de Niza
 
Ryan Jiang (Role play medalist) Corona del Sol 

Principles of Hospitality
Aric Urban (2nd place overall) Corona del Sol
 
Alex Encoh (4th place overall) Corona del Sol

Retail Merchandising
Lauren Young (3rd place overall) Mountain Pointe
 
Alan Perez (7th place overall) McClintock
 
Sports & Entertainment Marketing
Antonio West (2nd place overall) Mountain Pointe 
Patrick Dietz (2nd place overall) Corona del Sol  
Chris Pop (2nd place overall) Corona del Sol
 
Ray Abramusic (3rd place overall) McClintock
Thomas Kaplan (3rd place overall) McClintock

Buying & Merchandising Team
Ryan Dinnan (2nd place overall) Corona del Sol
Connor Richards (2nd place overall) Corona del Sol
 
Haleigh Bemis (3rd place overall) Corona del Sol
Damarius Standifer (3rd place overall) Corona del Sol
 
Max L’Heureux (6th place overall) Marcos de Niza
Joshua Patterson (6th place overall) Marcos de Niza

Hospitality Services Team
Rex Peterson (3rd place overall) Corona del Sol
Kaitlin Van Houghton (3rd place overall) Corona del Sol
 
Micah Meehan (6th place overall) Mountain Pointe
Ruth Yidnekatchew (6th place overall) Mountain Pointe

Market Management Team
Belany Zhang (3rd place overall) McClintock
Lina Ellis (3rd place overall) McClintock
 
Matthew Wilcox (5th place overall) Corona del Sol
 
The students are under the direction of the following coaches: Mark Campbell (Mountain Pointe), Mike Lohmann (Corona del Sol), Heather Hunt (Marcos de Niza), David Taylor (McClintock).