Scott Tech DECA students qualify for state competition

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Pictured are students from the Scott Regional Technology Center in Monett who entered district competition on Feb. 6 in Joplin. Front row from left: Gabe George, Brandon Majors. Second row: Alexis Howard, Erin Reed, Grace Keener, Alyss Costlow, Erin Carsten, Autumn Portillo, Brianna Mejia, Isamar Ibarca, Alexis Valenciano, Lexi Keeling. Third row: Heath Quick, Nathan Wallace, Jacob McManus, Jason Lopez, Elijah Wilson, David Moncivaiz, William Rodriquez, Jacob Butler, McKay Hill, Pollyana Johnson, Eric Medel. Back row: Gavin Bailey, Wes Merriman, Nick Sheild and Antonio Rodriquez, Kenyon Broten. Contributed photo

19 head to Kansas City for state contest

Twenty-seven students of the Scott Regional Technical Center Chapter of Missouri DECA, an association of marketing students, joined over 300 high school DECA students from southwest Missouri at the annual SkillsUSA District Career Development Conference held Feb. 6 at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin.

Nineteen students placed first or second in their events and will go on to compete at SkillsUSA State Competition on March 25 in Kansas City.

The following students placed first:

Gavin Bailey, Monett, sports and entertainment team decision making; Gabriel George, Monett, sports and entertainment team decision making; Jacoby Butler, Wheaton, financial services team decision making; McKay Hill, Monett, financial services team decision making; Pollyana Johnson, Monett, integrated marketing plan (event); Erin Reed, Crane, integrated marketing plan (service); Lexi Keeling, Berean Christian Academy in Monett, buying and merchandising team decision making; Nick Schied, Berean Christian Academy, buying and merchandising team decision making; Eric Lara-Medel, Monett, financial consulting; Brianna Mejia, Monett, learn and earn plan; Autumn Portillo, Monett, learn and earn plan; William Rodriguez, business management and administration role play; Kenyon Broten, Aurora, restaurant management individual series role play.

The following students took second place:

Alexis Howard, Pierce City, quick service restaurant individual series role play; Isamar Ibarra, Monett, creative marketing plan; Alexandra Valenciano, Monett, creative marketing plan; Heath Quick, Crane, principles of finance; Nathan Wallace, Southwest High School in Washburn, hospitality and tourism professional selling; and Elijah Wilson, Crane, entrepreneurship individual series role play.

According to Kailee Mallory, Scott Tech spokesperson, students represented just about all of the schools sending students to Scott Tech. The following students earned medals, with first and second place finishers also qualifying for state:

Rachel Callison, Verona, first in extemporaneous speaking; Justice Parker, first in restaurant service written test and customer service; Alec Hill, first in culinary arts and job skills demonstration A plus third in the culinary arts written test; Garrett Bridges, first in the commercial baking written test; Zylin Jung, third in customer service; Talia Mitchell, second in prepared speech; Kiera Groves, third in job demo open; Clayton Barton, third in action skills; Kassie Janak, second in restaurant service written test; Taylor Forrest, second in restaurant service written test; Katelyn Lee, third in restaurant service written test; Kyrsten Gorman, first in early childhood written test; Addyson Brophy. third in early childhood written test; Caison Uthe, third in diesel technology written test; Levi Myers, second in diesel technology and third in diesel technology written test; Chancelor Black, first in welding; Joshua Howard, first in welding fabrication team; Emmit Neely, first in welding fabrication team; Amanda Hensley, second in teamworks; Garrett VanSteenburg, second in teamworks; Ethan Lombard, second in teamworks; Haley Barger, second in teamworks; Michael Long, third in vinyl signmaking team; Quentin Steinmann, third in vinyl signmaking team.

Also competing was Lane Nance in diesel technology, Ryan Raucher in welding fabrication and Skylar McGarrah in vinyl signmaking.