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Hampton City Schools students qualify for DECA State Competition

Students from Kecoughtan High School and Phoebus High School placed in the recent DECA District Competition, qualifying for State Leadership Competition in Virginia Beach, March 3-5, 2017.  The competition was held at Tabb High School.  Hampton students competed against York, 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:

Kecoughtan High School
Josh Hamm                   1st place   Automotive Service Marketing
Jazzmyn Carter             1st place   Business Services Marketing
Jackson Guthrie             1st place   Business Finance Series
Kaela Ehrlich                 1st place   Marketing Communications
John Henderson             1st place   Principles of Finance
Tanzania Christopher     2nd place  Principles of Finance
Dai’Ja Riddick               2nd place Principles of Hospitality and Tourism
Cherie Witter                 2nd place  Quick Serve Restaurant Management
Natalie Kidd                  1st place   Restaurant and Food Service Mgmt.
Shantell Lewis               1st place   Social Media

Phoebus High School
Jace Garner                   2nd place  Food Marketing
Phoebus students Alexandra Heusinge, Rajah Lee, and Jameece Davis will be participating in Management Team Decision Making.  

All of these students will be participating in the state competition in March.

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