PHS Marketing Students Shine In Competition

Pottstown High School marketing students ( DECA ) under the direction of sponsors Kevin Pascal and Victoria McShea, participated in the Annual District 8 Career Development Conference. DECA is a noteworthy career and technical student organization that is conducted through high schools and colleges.

Due to COVID challenges his year’s district competition was completed online, rather than in person. Of the 24 students that competed, 9 earned place winner medals and will be competing at the DECA state conference. The competition involved students taking a 100 question content test and a situational role play. Students’ role playing is judged on the effectiveness of their responses to the business situations and inquiries that are presented to them. Both the test and role play expose competitors to real-life scenarios and provide valuable experience and knowledge. Their very proud sponsor Ms. McShea said We are so proud of these amazing students. They were able to overcome so many obstacles with a fully virtual competition and they prevailed and exceeded expectations! They are learning first hand that hard work pays off. DECA students give us another reason to say Proud to be from Pottstown.

The purpose of DECA is to educate students about various aspects of business, while promoting leadership, hard work, and productivity. Through DECA, students are encouraged to explore numerous occupations and utilize resources to challenge themselves.

Award winners included:  

Iyesha Belgrave 

Hospitality Tourism Team Decision Making 

1st Place & Highest Test Score 

Faith Nichols 

Hospitality Tourism Team Decision Making 

1st Place & Highest Test Score 

CyeNyla Hall

Accounting Applications

1st Place, Highest Test Score, and Highest Role Play

Kishan Patel 


1st Place, Highest Test Score, and Highest Role Play

Jayniana Williams 

Hotel Lodging Management 

1st Place & Highest Role Play

Jocelyn Malauulu

Restaurant & Food Service Management

2nd Place 

Dylan Maximenko 

Retail Merchandising 

Highest Test Score 

Tyler Boughton 

Principles of Business Management & Administration 

2nd Place 

Gabe Hicks 

Principles of Marketing 

2nd Place 

Mackenzie Moser 

Personal Financial Literacy 

2nd Place

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