Hough High had the most CMS first-place finishers in the North Carolina DECA competition at the organization’s career development conference in Greensboro. DECA prepares students for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the world.
Hough’s first-place finishers – who with the rest of the students named here advanced to the international conference and competition April 24-27 in Anaheim, Calif.: Craig Amasya, Ashley Harmon, Kevin Harrow, Logan Mariner, Matthew Norris, Kevin Parsons, Annie Rutledge, Matalin Semmes, David Snedecor, Jenny Stevenson, Austin Tavenner, Nelle Thomas. Other Hough qualifiers: Connor Barringer, Leanna Conti, Rose Jackson, Blake McCall, Matthew Newman, Connor Ryan, Cameron Schaer, Amelia Sechrest, Trevor Stevenson, Ryan Wydra.
Ardrey Kell – Sean Gilbert, Kyle Eberle, Jeff Marquess, Michael Willingham.
Hopewell – Michael Barquero, Erika Carroll, Justin Farmer, Natalie Mana, Grant Myers, John Tan, Jada Wintons, Nora Younger.
Jay M. Robinson – Andre Aguiar, Kungmung Baek, Jeremy Quesada.
Mallard Creek – Carla Cockerham, David Folk, Will Henriques, Amila Porobic, Zach White.
Myers Park – Demond Battle, Johnny Brooks, Kyle Dilsworth, Maggie Fryling, Jake Hochberg, Natalie Holt, Ben Keever, Will Koster, Diane Martin, Jordan Monaghan, Hal Norris, Sara Leeson, Ellie Thomas, Kate Willingham.
North Mecklenburg – Rania Bolton, Alexis Bowden, Delaney Clatterbuck, Michael Coss, Sarah Houck, C.J. Jasinski, Lizzie Johnston, Tori Kratz, Elton Luong, Ellen Reinecke, Keon Regisford, Hannah Scheffer, Sydney Thames.
Providence – Amar Hodzic, Raksha Muthukumar, John Patrick, Steven Patrick, Mackenzie Sims.