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HCS students qualify for state competition
Students from Hampton High School, Kecoughtan High School, and Phoebus High School placed in the recent regional DECA competition, qualifying for state competition. The competition was held at Bryant and Stratton College on Jan. 7. Hampton students competed against York, Williamsburg/James City, Gloucester, and Poquoson schools.
“We are extremely proud of the marketing students who participated in the District DECA competition and of those who came away with awards, as well as their teachers who have spent countless hours helping the students prepare,” said Whitney Ketchledge, director of career and technical education. “This event allows students to demonstrate their knowledge of marketing, management, hospitality, and finance, and the lessons learned will enable our students to be more competitive in their future careers. We look forward to great success at the state competition in Virginia Beach this March.”
The following students placed in the competition:
Hampton High School
Jhane Robinson 3rd place Personal Financial Literacy
Kecoughtan High School
Krystena Vigeant 1st place Automotive Services
Mitchell House 1st place Human Resources Mgmt.
JR Welch 1st place Retail Merchandising
Jazzmyn Carter 1st place Principles of Hospitality & Tourism
Elizabeth McCabe 1st place Job Interview
Sarah Ehrlich 1st place Social Media
Jesse Reichenbach 2nd place Apparel & Accessories
Enrique Redeemer 2nd place Marketing Management
Tyler Crist 2nd place Hotel & Lodging Mgmt.
Halle Crampton 3rd place Principles of Business Mgmt. & Administration
Natalie Kidd 3rd place Restaurant & Food Service Mgmt.
LaCaya Johnson 3rd place Hotel & Lodging Mgmt.
Morgan Logan 3rd place Automotive Services
Kaela Ehrlich 3rd place Business Services Marketing
Phoebus High School
Donell Martin 1st place Hotel and Lodging Mgmt.
Alexandra Heusinger 1st place Principles of Business Mgmt. & Administration
Breana Fowler 2nd place Selling
These students will be participating in the state competition in March.
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