ROSEMOUNT, Minn. -- Seventy Rosemount High School students and 13 Eastview High School students had top finishes at a regional event in St. Paul Jan. 11 and qualified to compete at the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) state competition March 3-5 in Minneapolis.
DECA is a national organization which enhances students' preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, applying learning in the context of business, connecting to business and the community and promoting competition.
State qualifiers from Rosemount High School are Joseph Anderson, Mitch Anderson, Sam Bauer, Megan Beasley, Tom Bjerke, Maddie Bleick, Sarah Bruber, Savanah Burr, Carley Cook, Chelsea Crego, Lukas Dean, Kaitlyn DeBaun, Courtney DeBettignies, Quan Doan, Nick Dolan, Brady Drescher, Kiera Drymalski, Alex Duffy, Adam Everman, Grayson Freking, Thomas Glidden, Anna Grausnick, Jade Gunderson, Hannah Halterman, Jonah Halterman, Alyssa Hammel, Phillip Hanson, John Herron, Lindsey Hoeft, Sean Hornig, Justin Hulme, Marissa Hussey, Charlie Huynh, Grant Jackson, Kirsten Johnson, Kyle Johnson, Matt B. Johnson, Karley Kirchgatter, Joe Koch, Kathryn Lenertz, Mikey Lindemann, Dylan Mato, Michael Metzler, Sam Moeller, Teddy Moeller, Sid Mohanty, Anna Murtell, Ben Nelson, Virginia Norder, Jessica Ojala, Austin Peelor, Robert Price, Bennet Purfeerst, Molly Reber, Jenny Scheffel, Matt Simmering, Nick Skinner, Nicollete Sorensen, Jordan Stewart, Nolan Swalve, Shannon Swanson, Kristina Terhaar, Matt Thaden, Luke Thompson, Amelia Volkert, Austin Walter, Preston Webb, Blake Wiig, Ryan Wisherd and Tate Zemanovic. The staff advisor for DECA at Rosemount High is Ryan Harrison.
State qualifiers from Eastview High School are Cody Bestul, Valarie Brikhis, Melisse Chasse, Katie Coyne, Jacob Davis, Ribhav Gupta, Mike Kagan, Liz Prokop, Kirby McPhee, Marie Olson, Nora Ramadan, Rebecca Ryberg and Emem Udo. The staff advisor for DECA at Eastview High is Andrea Mohr.
Apple Valley and Eagan high schools do not participate in DECA.