Friday, May 2, 2014

State DECA

State DECA
Cody Goggin
5-2-2014  12:59 pm

OWENSVILLE, MO-This march, ten students from Owensville High  School received the opportunity to attend Missouri DECA State Career Development Conference. These student qualified for the event by medaling at the district competition that was held in February. Not only was this trip a competition, but it was a good time to meet new people and have a once in a lifetime experience.
            The Owensville students stayed at the Camden on the Lake Resort in Lake Ozark, Missouri. On their first night there, the student attended the opening cermony and listened to motivational speaker Eddie Slowikowski. On the next morning the students competed in their events and then attended a hypnotist show in which they got to see fellow state DECA members hypnotized. On the third day awards were announced. Taking home awards from the contest were Nathan Smith and Cody Goggin in Sports and Entertainment Promotion Plan and David Weirich in the Principle of Finance event. Smith and Goggin finsihed in the top eight, but were not finalists. Weirich finished second in his event and now moves on to the international competition in Atlanta this May.

            Overall, this trip was a good experience for the kids as they received the opporutnity to network with students from other schools and have a great time in the Lake of the Ozarks. 

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