13 to go onto International Competition;
 AHS Earns Top Community Service Award – Two State Champions

Over 2,500 high school Marketing students from all over Wisconsin came together to compete in the Wisconsin DECA (an association of Marketing students) State Career Development Conference held at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva Wisconsin. Students applied everything they have learned through their Marketing classes in role plays, comprehensive exams, and projects.

Arrowhead DECA qualified 23 students for the state competition. Prior to state competition, these teens had to participate in and won at the district competition. AHS DECA qualifiers spent two days 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 written reports, exams, business presentations, role-plays and computer simulations, these teenagers diagnosed business problems and offer realistic, workable solutions.

AHS DECA members devoted many hours, both in the classroom and outside school, to increasing their knowledge of how marketing and business work. Then they spent even more time writing up research reports and business plans, designing marketing campaigns, and polishing their role-playing and presentation skills. They must be prepared to explain how they would handle the real-life business scenarios that DECA’s judges will grill them on during the competition.
In addition to competition, the Arrowhead DECA Chapter was recognized for their outstanding achievement in leadership, community service, and connections with the business world.  This included the Outstanding Community Service award, 100+ Hours Award and MDA award for contributions to charity while gaining valuable marketing experience.

AHS DECA had an amazing run at state this year, qualifying 13 students for the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Anaheim, CA April 24-27th, 2013.   Highlights from the state competition are as follows: 

Teresa Turco
AHS Junior
State Champion
Andrew Kollmeyer
AHS Junior
State Champion


*Andrew Kollmeyer – 1stPlace Overall  Sports and Entertainment Promotion Plan, 2nd Place Sports & Entertainment Occupational Series (multiple medalist in tests and role-play presentations) 
*Teresa Turco – 1stPlace Overall Fashion Promotion Plan (multiple medalist) – Retail Merchandising Medalist

*Robert Zanotti – 2ndPlace Sports Entertainment Promotion Plan (Medalist) – 3rd Place Sports & Entertainment Occupational Series Overall (multiple medalist)
*Madeline Chessario – 3rdPlace Fashion Promotion Plan – Multiple Medalist
*Ethan Nethery -4th Place Overall Marketing Communications Team Event (multiple medalist) – Medalist Hospitlaity and Tourism Selling Event
*Casey Skowrun – 4th Place Overall Marketing Communications (multiple medalsit)
*Allison Anschutz and Greta Stawicki– 5th Place Entrepreneurship Written Event
Greta Stawicki – Restaurant Marketing (medalist)
Allison Anschutz – Food Marketing (medalist)
*Hannah Solveson and Lauren Schallhorn– 6th Place Hospitlaity Services Marketing Team Event (multiple medalist) – Fashion Promotion Plan (Finalists)
*Molly Kocian – 5th Place Entrepreneurship Participating Event
*Lauren Reeg – 3rd Place Entrepreneurship Participating Event
*Emma Felker – 4th Place Hospitality and Tourism Selling Event (multiple medalist)
Monica Anderson – Finalist – Hospitality and Tourism Selling Event (multiple medalist)   

* = represents international qualifier

Medalist = top 10% in event

Thirteen students from Arrowhead will now continue on to the International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, CA April 24 – April 27, 2013 with over 15,000 marketing students from around the world.