DECA Students Earn Trip To State Competition

Eight members of the Pottstown High School DECA club have earned their way to the state competition held in Hershey. They punched their ticket by their top placement 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. 

The purpose of DECA is to educate students about various aspects of business, while promoting leadership, hard work, and productivity. This year’s district competition was hosted online and held in the Pottstown High School library. Of the 28 students that competed, 8 of them 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. Mackenzie Moser ( Business Service Marketing ) and Jayniana Williams (Hotel and Lodging Management ) both earned first place and highest role play scores. 

In person or online DECA members adapted efficiently and proved hard work pays off. Club advisors, PHS marketing teachers Kevin Pascal and Victoria McShea said , we are proud of all of our club members, their effort to succeed gives us more reason to say, proud to be from Pottstown.

Award winners include:




Principles of Finance

Daniella Castillo

Fourth place

Principles of Finance

Cheynia Boyer

First place and
highest test score

Principles of Hospitality
and Tourism

Dasia Thorton- Bey

Fourth place

Principles of Marketing

Elizabeth Adedeji

Fourth Place

Business Service Marketing

Mackenzie Moser

First place and
highest role play

Hotel and Lodging Management

Jayniana Williams

First place, highest role play,
and highest test score

Marketing Management
and Team Decision Making

Makenna Franey and
Peyton Benfield

Third place

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