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DECA Finalists Among Top U.S. Business Students

Posted on: May 12, 2021

More than 10,000 of the top business and marketing high school students in the world gathered virtually in April to match skills and talent at the DECA International Career Development Conference.  When the competitions were done, four students from the Harrison/Great Oaks program were among the top 20 worldwide in their event.

Senior Beth Mason finished in fifth place in the Integrated Marketing Campaign-Event competition.  This is the second-highest finish for a Harrison DECA member at the International Career Development Conference.  “Beth is an amazing young lady and is going to do great things next year at Berea College,” said instructor Trevor Ward.   

Three students made it to the International Career Development Conference Finals (Top 20 overall).  Those students include: 

Senior Lyndsi Moore — Business Growth Plan
Junior Courtney Reckelhoff — Integrated Marketing Campaign Event
Sophomore Faith Haun — Restaurant and Food Services Management Event 

Ten other Harrison/Great Oaks students qualified for the international competition:  Leah Marx, Josephine Jacob, Dannon Lotz, Kavya Patel, Wesley Disbro, Julia Harmon, Emma Huber, Terrin Jackson, Genevieve King, and Kailey Egan.

The students are part of the High School of Business program offered by Great Oaks Career Campuses in partnership with Harrison High School.

Eve King was elected this year as an Ohio DECA State officer for the 2021-2022 school year.  Previous officers from Harrison/Great Oaks include Zoe Baglien (2016), Sydni Moore (2017), and Lyndsi Moore (2020). 

DECA is an international organization for students in business and marketing.