More than 1,300 marketing education students were involved in 46 different competitive events at the State DECA Career Development Conference in Lake Geneva last week. Gibraltar had seven students competing in nine different events. All seven students earned state awards, which is believed to be the only school in Wisconsin to achieve 100 percent of students earning awards.
Freshman Brandon Stillman earned was a medalist in the Principles of Hospitality and Tourism role play event. Senior Brandon Emery-Janzen earned a medal in the marketing exam and placed in the top 10 for his Advertising Campaign. Nathan Surges earned a medal for his role play in Apparel and Accessories. Two students competed in Business Finance; Connor Moore earned a medal in one of his role plays and Topher Andersen earned a medal in a role play and place in the top ten in Business Finance Series.
Four students advance to the International Competition in April. Amber Kelly and Alexis Schnick documented the Jacksonport Thanksgiving Day Parade & Benefit for their Community Service Project. Their oral presentation, along with the written event, earned them Third Place in the State of Wisconsin in the Community Service Project event.
Topher Andersen and Nathan Surges presented an e-tailing business proposal for their Entrepreneurship Innovation Plan, earning second in the State of Wisconsin.
In addition to individual and team champions, the Gibraltar DECA Chapter earned six state awards in Community Service.
Advisor Mary Witteborg applauds her students for their commitment and knows these young people will continue caring and giving back to the community.