Twenty-five West High DECA students competed at the State Career Development Conference in Lake Geneva. More than 1,800 students from over 100 high schools competed in a variety of business and marketing-related career areas. The following students received awards:
Mikahla Klug and Christian Kiepke - Top 10 in Hospitality Services
Emma Rauman & Isabella D’Burke - Medalist in Travel & Tourism
Alexa Sheehan & Patrick Brandenburg - 1st Place Travel & Tourism, $250 travel scholarship from Marcus Hotels
Hunter Ricklefs & Brandon Thorson - Medalist in Sports & Entertainment Marketing
Logan Morice & William Waldron - Medalist in Sports & Entertainment Marketing
Pranav Srivastava & Jarod Maxon - Top 10 in Sports & Entertainment Marketing
Mike Neumueller - Medalist Business Services
Joe DeLoye - Medalist in Sports & Entertainment Marketing
Sam Sippel - Medalist in Sports & Entertainment Marketing
Grant Hill - Medalist in Sports & Entertainment Marketing
Sarah Snoeyenbos, Mikahla Klug, Christian Kiepke - Gold Student Honors
Logan Grunenwald - 1st Place Gold Student
West DECA also won numerous chapter awards including Gold National School Store Certification, Diamond Level chapter, Wisconsin DECA Community Service Campaigns with initiatives in Acts of Kindness, 100 hours, MDA Contribution, and Trick or Can. West DECA also received the 4th Highest Fundraising DECA Chapter in the state for the Special Olympics Polar Plunge.
Students who advanced and will represent Wisconsin at the International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, California include: Alexa Sheehan, Patrick Brandenburg, Sarah Snoyenbos, Pranav Srivastava, Jarod Maxson, Christian Kiepke, Mikahla Klug, Brandon Thorson, and Joe DeLoye. West High DECA advisor is Carl Hert.