Fourteen NCH Marketing Management & Research students competed in the 72nd annual Ohio DECA Career Development Conference this past weekend, and once again North College Hill DECA celebrated success.

Khairi Harris finished in the top 10 of the Quick Serve Marketing event, Gerald Thomas & Adrian Ward finished in the top 10 of the Sports & Entertainment Team event, Jazsmin Vaughn scored a 4th place finish in the Apparel & Accessories event, Falyn Purcell took 3rd place in the Hotel & Lodging event, while Mekhi Jones & Zakaria Ouadi captured the 2nd place trophy in the Buying & Merchandising Marketing team event.

Jazsmin, Falyn, Zakaria, and Mekhi all have qualified for the International Career Development Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, April 22nd through 26th. This is the largest group of NCH DECA students ever to qualify for the International DECA competition!

North College Hill DECA has now also had at least 1 National qualifier seven out of the last eight years!

Pictured are the trophy award winners: left to right, Gerald Thomas, Adrian Ward, Zakaria Ouadi, Mekhi Jones, Falyn Purcell, and Jazsmin Vaughn (Khairi Harris is not pictured).

Also included is a picture of all of our DECA students that made it to the state competition. This is at the opening ceremony: front row left to right, Royana Hall & Alazaris Anderson. Middle row left to right, Aislin Nichols, Gerald Thomas, Adrian Ward, Jazsmin Vaughn, Quinn Nichols, Lizeth Escobedo, Janae Blalock, & Falyn Purcell. Back row left to right, Erykah Jones, Khairi Harris, Zakaria Ouadi, & Mekhi Jones.