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DECA Students Qualify for State Leadership Conference and Competition

CHS DECA Club at Competition in Hershey, PA At this past week’s DECA District 10 Conference at Temple University, 17 Cheltenham students earned the privilege of representing CHS at DECA’s state leadership conference and competition in Hershey, Pa., in February. Competing against more than 300 students from more than a dozen other schools, students were given a business-related real-world scenario, 10 minutes to prepare and seven minutes to present their solutions. At the state competition, students will face off against the winners from the other 11 Pennsylvania districts in their respective categories.


Sophomore Noah Gocial won the Human Resources Management category and was selected as the District 10 Representative for DECA. As district representative, Gocial will represent CHS and PA DECA's District 10 at conferences across the country. Freshman Maddie Bower took home first place in the Restaurant and Foodservice Management category.


DECA has impacted the lives of more than 10 million students, educators, school administrators and business professionals since its 1946 founding. Pennsylvania DECA's programs and activities have evolved as the latest technology is applied and cutting edge educational research is introduced.


Congratulations to the following students:


1st Place

Maddie BowerRestaurant and Foodservice Management

Noah GocialHuman Resource Management

2nd Place

Gabriella Saint MarcPrinciples of Finance

Kevin Tieu and Alejandro RojasTravel and Tourism Marketing Management Team

3rd Place

Nasir Andino and Elias WalkerBuying and Merchandising Management Team

Amani Ezell and Daniel TurnerSports and Entertainment Marketing Management Team

Nia FisherApparel and Accessories Marketing Series

Tiani Fitts and Bria BarnesHospitality Services Management Team

4th place

Jaylen BucknerBusiness Services Marketing

Nasir EdensBusiness Finance

Patriece HaltonRetail Merchandising Series

Chloe KirklandRestaurant and Foodservice Management

5th Place

Khaliq McCalmanPersonal Financial Literacy

Chanel McCubbinFood Marketing Series