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DECA Students Make District Sales Pitch Move On To States
LondonOn Monday, December 17th, 2018, 31 members of Pottstown High School DECA participated in the 68th Annual District 8 Competition held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in King of Prussia, PA. Of those, 12 earned a spot to compete at the State competition to be held in Hershey, Pennsylvania in February 2019.
 
Pottstown High School teachers Lyndsay Hashem and Kevin Pascal are the DECA team sponsors. Students took a 100 question content-based test and completed a situational role play. The top six contestants in individual categories and the top four teams in team events moved on to the state competition. District 8 is quite competitive, with DECA members from The Hill School, Norristown, North Hampton, Owen J. Roberts, Pottsgrove, Springford and Pottstown competing.
 
Destyn Snyder, a senior at PHS, not only earned the highest role play score in the Sports and Entertainment category, he earned 1st place in the category! London Aquino, a senior earned the highest test score in the Human Resource Management category and placed 4th in her category.
 
Pottstown award winners included: 
 
Name Event   Place

Nada Elgendy

Principles of Business Management & Administration

4th Place

Brionna Williams

Principles of Business Management & Administration

5th Place

Iyesha Belgrave

Principles of Hospitality and Tourism

5th Place

Mackenzie Moser

Principles of Marketing

4th Place

Kishan Patel

Accounting Applications Series

3rd Place

CyeNyla Hall

Accounting Applications Series

4th Place

Julia Reisner

Entrepreneurship Individual Series

6th Place

Jen Hainsey

Hotel and Lodging Management Series

5th Place

London Aquino

Human Resource Management

4th Place

Mitchell Aquino

Marketing Communications  Series

4th Place

Alix Stewart

Restaurant & Food Service Management

5th Place

Destyn Snyder

Sports & Entertainment Marketing Series

1st place

About DECA: DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, apply learning, connect to business and promote competition.