MHS students earn 32 medals at DECA regional


Monday, 50 Maricopa High School DECA members attended regional competition at the Phoenix Convention Center. The team brought home 32 medals and will send 24 competitors to state competition March1-3, again at the Convention Center downtown.

The students faced more than 500 competitors from various valley schools including Raymond S. Kellis HS, Barry Goldwater HS, and Cactus Shadows.

Micah Buchannan, Crystal Turner, Jacob Bradley, Bianca Arnett, Anthony Gonzales, and junior Kat Harding earned test medals for the highest test scores.

Role Play medals:

Kat Harding, Lauryn Vela and Valeria Ortiz: Apparel and Accessories Marketing

Briana Walker, Anthony Gonzales, and Jamie Cluff: Hotel and Lodging Management

Bianca Arnett: Quick Serve Restaurant management

Devaugn Sutton: Business Services Marketing

Freshman David Shaffer: Principles of Hospitality

Pamela Crabajales and Andrea Russo: Buying and Merchandising (team)

Natalie Mabee and Yazlin Villalobos: Hospitality marketing (team)

Lililan Chitwood and Alyssa Hollingsworth: Travel and Tourism management (team)

***ADVERTISEMENT***Micah Buchannan, Taylor Holz, Luke Spencer and Blake West: Sports and Entertainment Marketing (team)

Additionally, Luke and Blake, Micah and Taylor, Lillian and Alyssa, and Kat Harding earned overall medals for placing first in their division.

DECA is an international organization for high school and college dedicated to emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in the fields of marketing, hospitality, business management and finance.