LAKE ORION, Mich. (Jan. 12, 2019) – Last Saturday, 52 students from De La Salle Collegiate competed in Michigan’s District 7 DECA Conference with 21 of the young men advancing to the state competition in March.
“DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high schools and colleges around the globe,” said Aarran Meier, De La Salle’s DECA advisor. “All did amazingly well.”
Eighteen Pilots did better than that at the district competition held at Lake Orion High School. The 21 students qualified for the State Career Development Conference, which will take place March 8-10 at Cobo Hall in Detroit.
State qualifiers were seniors Connor Popa (Franchise Business Plan), Evan Ferry (Food Marketing Services), Tommy Landa and Brandon Ross (Hospitality Service Team Decision Making), Jack Henderson (Food Marketing Services), Dominic Balice (Entrepreneurship), Athan Konon (Entrepreneurship), Matthew Komorowski, Josh Warminski, Drew Cummins (Start-Up Business Plan), and Steve Klein, Ryan Kosalski, Nino Picciurro, (Start-Up Business Plan), Dino Bucci (Travel and Tourism Team Decision Making), Eliot Koehn (Travel and Tourism Team Decision Making), Evan Brengman (Business Service Marketing); juniors Noah Cole (Principles of Business Management), Jarod Amparo (Business Service Management) and Andrew Raphtis (Restaurant and Food Service Management); and sophomores Vince Motowski (Human Resource Management) and Thomas Marsh (Business Finance).
State winners will be among the field of 17,000 high school students from around the world who will qualify for the International Career Development Conference in Orlando, Fla., April 27-30.