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Over 70 Medals Earned-22 Qualify for State Competition
Eleven Students Earn Top Five in Events

Wales, January 2013 – On Saturday January 13, 2013 over 700 high school Marketing students from 34 schools all over southeastern Wisconsin came together to compete in the  DECA (an association of Marketing students) District Career Development Conference at Kettle Moraine High School. Students applied everything they have learned through their Marketing classes in role play presentations and comprehensive exams.

Arrowhead DECA qualified  an all-time high 22 students for the state competition in Lake Geneva March 19-21, 2013. Prior to district competition, these teens had to prepare for numerous role-play presentations and exams in the areas of marketing and entrepreneurship.  AHS DECA members spent a full day in intense competition to prove just how well they can take what they’ve learned about marketing, management and entrepreneurship and apply it to real-world business situations. In exams, business presentations, and role-plays, these teenagers diagnosed business problems and offer realistic, workable solutions to judges from the business world.

AHS DECA members devoted many hours, both in the classroom and outside of class, to increase their knowledge of how marketing and business work. Then they spent even more time writing up research designing marketing campaigns, and polishing their role-playing and presentation skills. They prepared to explain how they would handle the real-life business scenarios that DECA’s judges grilled them on during the competition.

In addition to competition, the Arrowhead DECA Chapter earned the Act of Kindness Award for their outstanding achievements in community service projects including Hawkfest, Project Santa, Adopt a Family, and Marketing Night.

AHS DECA had an amazing run at districts this year, earning over 70 medals (top 10-20% in each event), 13 series finalists from 18 eighteen events, and eleven top five places in series.  Earning districts champions were junior Teresa Turco in the Retail Merchandising, junior Emma Felker in Human Resources, seniors Hannah Solveson and Lauren Schallhorn in the Hospitality Services Marketing team event, and Andrew Kollmeyer in the Sports & Entertainment Marketing.  Also earning an automatic bid to state was second place winner senior Greta Stawicki in Restaurant Management Marketing.  Results:

Retail Merchandising
Theresa Turco – Four Medals – Series Finalist – 1st Place Overall
Alex Wesner – Two Medals
Jessica Janzer – One Medal                                                                                                                           
Jackie Quast – One Medal
Human Resources Marketing
            Emma Felker – Two Medals – Series Finalist – 1st Place Overall
            Ali Anschutz – Two Medals
Sports and Entertainment Marketing
            Andrew Kollmeyer – Four Medals – Series Finalist -1st Overall
            Bobby Zanotti – One Medal – Series Finalist – 5th Overall
            Maddie Chessario – Two Medals
Business Services Marketing
            Andrew Sisk – Two Medals – Series Finalist – 4th Overall
            Kyle Lewis – One Medal
Travel and Tourism Marketing – Team Event
            Carson Ballman and Max Neuens – One Medal – Series Finalist – 5th Place Overall
Hospitality Services Marketing – Team Event
            Lauren Schallhorn and Hannah Solveson – Three Medals – Series Finalist – 1stOverall
            Lizzy Shrader and Molly Kocian – Two Medals – Finalist – 3rd Overall
            Jessica Brezinski and Tory Miller – Series Finalist
Restaurant Marketing
            Greta Stawicki – Two Medals – Series Finalist – 2nd Overall
Hotel and Lodging Marketing
            Monica Anderson – Two Medals – Series Finalist – 5th Overall
Quick Service Marketing
            Lauren Reeg – One Medal – Series Finalist – 4th Overall
            Mitch Carroll – One Medal
            Alyssa Steffan – One Medal
Sports & Entertainment Marketing – Team Event
            Dillon and Sam Reynolds – Two Medals – Series Finalist
Marketing Communications – Team Event
            Mitchell Bastien and Ethan Nethery – One Medal – Series Finalist
            Emily Stepflug and Abby Zeman – One Medal – Series Finalist
Accounting Applications
            Amanda Petzold – One Medal
Marketing Management
            Nicholas Flatt – Two Medals
Food Marketing
            Amelia Leyden – Two Medals
Automotive Services Marketing
            Kyle Tanriverdi – One Medal
Buying and Merchandising – Team Event
            Avery Urbanchek and Andrew Foy – One Medal
* Team Event Students Competed in Two 30 Minute Role Play Presentations and One Comprehensive Exam
**Individual Event Students Competed in Two 15 Minute Role Play Presentations and Two Exams
***Series Finalists Are Presentations and Exams Combined
(awards given to the top 10-20% in each event)