Fifteen Gibraltar High School business students competed at the Northeast Wisconsin District DECA Career Development Conference on Jan. 14 at Bayport High School. Ten students earned 26 awards in seven different career concentrations. Each competitor took a 100-question career specific exam and participated in two role play scenarios with judges from throughout NE Wisconsin.
Freshman Brandon Stillman earned first place in the Principles of Hospitality and Tourism Series; Hospitality Cluster Exam, Customer Service Role Play and the Communications Role Play.
Senior Nathan Surges earned second place in the Apparel and Accessories Series; Marketing Cluster Exam, Customer Relations Role Play and the Promotion Role Play.
Senior Connor Moore earned third place in Business Finance and medaled in the Finance Exam and Financial Analysis Role Play.
Christopher Andersen earned two medals in Business Finance, the Finance Exam and Economics Role Play.
Senior Jon Kordon earned fourth place in Restaurant and Food Marketing series by medaling in the Hospitality Cluster Exam, Communications and Technology Role Play and the Promotion Role Play.
Senior Ian Moore also medaled in the Promotion Role Play and Exam.
Seniors Alexis Schnick and Amber Kelly earned two medals in the Marketing Management Series; Marketing Cluster Exam and the Product Management Role Play.
Senior Matt Scharrig earned two medals in Food Marketing; Marketing Cluster Exam and Promotion Role Play.
Brandon Emery-Janzen earned two medals in Human Resource Management; the Business Management and Administration Exam and the HRM Employee Relations Role Play.
Their adviser, Mary Witteborg, coordinated practice sessions and mentored students in preparation for their events. She said that to have a 67 percent success rate is an outstanding achievement. Seven students go on to compete at the State Career Development Conference in March.