Shorecrest takes 50 students to Washington State DECA conference - 16 qualify for international competition in Florida

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Most of the 50 person DECA team
Photo courtesy Shoreline Schools

Shorecrest qualified the largest group in ten years for the Washington State DECA Career Development Conference. 50 qualified students competed. 

All of the students had a very tough competition in their events but results were outstanding. Overall, 16 students qualified for the International Competition in Orlando, Florida at the end of April! This is also the largest group of Shorecrest qualifiers in more than 10 years!

International Qualifiers
  • 1st Place Andrew Miner and Matthew Gardiner for Business Law and Ethics Team Decision Making
  • 2nd Place Alexi Canzoneri and David Chen for Business Operations Research Written Event
  • 4th Place Reed Adjibly and Abbi Currah for Learn and Earn Project
  • 5th Place Lauren Payne, Kim Tran and Lilly Visser for Financial Literacy Promotion Project
  • 6th Place Olivia Baetz for Apparel and Accessories Marketing Individual Series Event
  • 6th Place for Amanda Kagarabi and Jenna Tikalsky in Public Relations Project
  • Gold Level Qualification for Madison Bolstad and Shayne Strey in School Based Enterprise Manual Event
  • Thrive Academy invitation for Amehra Welch and Alana Pek-Boring
Top 10
  • 9th Place for Ally Batra in Hotel and Lodging Marketing Individual Series Event
  • 7th Place for Begimai and Kamila Kulmurzaeva in Integrated Marketing Campaign Service Event (1 spot off of International Qualification)
  • 10th Place for Madison Bolstad and Shayne Strey in School Based Enterprise Presentation Event
Subcategory Finalists
  • Kai Hoeger and Riley Shoemaker for Sports and Entertainment Team Decision Making
  • Abbi Currah and Lilly Visser for Entrepreneurship Team Decision Making
Most of the seniors on the Shorecrest team
Photo courtesy Shoreline Schools

Advisor Emily Wray said, "Please congratulate all students in their amazing efforts! The 50 SC students were up against over 4,000 students from across Washington in the over 30 different events! 
"This was also a group that was primarily first year DECA members so I imagine the energy is just getting started… and I’m ready for it! 
"Special Thanks to Gegi Ward, Jacqui Drew and Suzanne Monson for their incredible help as chaperones, practice helpers and DECA supporters!"


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