Hamilton DECA Students Recognized for Excellence
Eight students traveled to the international conference in Orlando.
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This week's Whiz Kids
Who: Eight students from the Hamilton DECA team — Brittany Paa, Brooke Ihlefeld, Clinton Lampshire, Elizabeth Fricke, Lauren Wirsbinski, Riley Feldmann, Sarah Bregant and Vy Nguyen.
School: Hamilton High School
Accomplishments: These students represented Hamilton High School at the 46th annual DECA International Career Development Conference in Orlando with their faculty advisor Skip Hay.
DECA is an association of marketing students. More than 15,000 delegates attended the international conference, which featured competition in more than 50 categories of marketing, management, hospitality and finance.
The Hamilton DECA chapter was recognized for receiving the Diamond Level Membership Award, and the Gold Level School-Based-Enterprise Certification.
Key to Awesomeness: Three representatives of the Charger Corner School Store, a Gold Level Certified School-Based-Enterprise, presented on the successful “Elf” holiday promotion that the marketing class planned and executed in December. Representing Hamilton were former store manager Lauren Wirsbinski, and future managers Elizabeth Fricke and Brittany Paa.
The presentation was chosen as one of the top 16 in the country. The students received medals and a plaque to hang in the Charger Corner School Store.
This marked the fourth consecutive year that Hamilton DECA students were recognized on stage at the final awards session of the International Career Development Conference.