|One-hundred and twenty-seven students from Apple Valley, Eastview and Rosemount high schools have qualified to compete at the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) state competition March 4-6 in Minneapolis.
Founded in 1946, 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 Apple Valley High School are Mohammed Abasher, Jazmin Awada, Makdela Belai, Elizabeth Bodin, Seth Boris, Marie Breckner, Dylan Casper, Kaelyn Dagon, Taylor Dagon, August Ewald, Robinson Ewald, Morgan Feist, Jacob Goettsche, Kelsey Grundstrom, Jared Gullickson, Kaylen Guzzi, Kaitlin Hattouni, Mitchell Hechsel, Gina Holtgrave, Madison Ihrke, Matthew Jensen, Amanda Lacher, Tyler Larson, Mallory Michaluk, Erica Moran, Anna Mutch, Megan Nichols, Joy Norton, Austin Olson, Patrick O'Neil, Lauren Rockwell, Josh Rosenthal, Ben Schneider, Madison Schooley, Dan Scislow, Hannah Segar, Anne Shutt, Abbey Singleton, Ben Stacer, Cortney Stelljes, Nick Swanson, Thomas Udenberg, Ciara Walls and Tanner Wild. The staff advisor for DECA at Apple Valley High is John Christensen.
State qualifiers from Eastview High School are Luci Applequist, Melisse Chasse, Teja Choudhary, Jacob Davis, Katarina Gorg, Annemarie Harrah, Madeline Harrah, Brad Hogan, Joe Karam, Michael Kelly, Katelyn Lamott, Bethanie Mellum, Marie Olson, Jack Penders, Julie Pokrietka, Elizabeth Prokop, Alexis Roberts, Sara Rynda, Abby Schoonover, Hannah Steininger, Christopher Tramonte, Nikhil Venkatasubraman, Brady Weldon and Julian Williams. The staff advisor for DECA at Eastview High is Andrea Mohr.
State qualifiers from Rosemount High School are Joe Anderson, Sam Bauer, Mary Boateng, Henrk Brylev, Savannah Burr, Abby Ceglar, John Chunh, Abigail Cichantek, Kaitlyn Debaun, Sara Devitt, Quan Doan, Nick Dolan, Katelyn Gerlach, Briee Gillespie, Anna Grausnick, Jade Gunderson, Andy Gustafson, Hannah Halterman, John Herron, Lindsey Hoeft, Kyle Johnson, Carley Johnson, Connor Johnson, Kirsten Johnson, Tessa Kohler, Becky Kohlmann, Jason Lamoreaux, Kathryn Lenertz, Natalie Markiewicz, Michah Marshall, Dyaln Mato, Morgan McCormack, Mathew McCormack, Connor McGahn, Michael Metzler, Anna Murtell, Ben Nelson, Katelyn Paget, Greg Pavola, Austin Peelor, Bennett Purfeerst, Molly Reber, Zack Roble, Natalie Sieve, Matt Simmering, Sam Stern, Nolan Swalve, Shannon Swanson, Matt Thaden, Austin Tharp, Alex Thibido, Amelia Volkert, Carl Waite, Austin Walter, Preston Webb, Nicholas Weibel, Anthony Wemple, Ryan Yates and Tate Zemanovic. The staff advisor for DECA at Rosemount High is Ryan Harrison.
Eagan High School does not participate in DECA.