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Northeast Times | October 18, 2021

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GCISD Students Earn State DECA Awards

GCISD Students Earn State DECA Awards

Colleyville Heritage High School and Grapevine High School DECA members attended the Texas State Career Development Conference in Dallas, competing against 1,800 students from across the state in various categories.

A total of 21 GCISD students were honored at the conference, including 15 State Winners who will all move on to compete at the International Career Development Conference in Orlando in April. There will be over 19,000 students from across the U.S. and Canada competing at the conference.

In addition to the individual honors listed below, each chapter won some special awards. The CHHS chapter earned the Century Chapter award for having over 100 members and the National Membership Campaign award for growing their membership by more than 40 members from the previous year. The GHS chapter earned the Diamond Chapter award for having over 200 members.

GCISD’s individual winners include:

State Winners
Emily Dempsey – GHS – Public Relations Project
Nathan Gardner, Jacob Markum & Sam Taylor – GHS – School Based Enterprise
Nathan Gardner & Jake Murdock – GHS – Financial Services Team Decision Making
Nicholas Ghimire & Silas Wu – CHHS – Entrepreneurship Team Decision Making
Jenna Ferguson & Marisa Salamone – GHS – Creative Marketing Project
Jillian Montemayor & Jordan Wallace – CHHS – Hospitality Services Team Decision Making
Meilin Morefield & Sabrina Turner – CHHS – Sports and Entertainment Team Decision Making
Mitchell Neal – CHHS – Automotive Services Series
Jacqueline Weidner – CHHS – Retail Merchandising Series

State Runner-Ups
Preston Cornelius – GHS – Food Marketing Individual Series
Elisa Harrison – GHS – Creative Marketing Project
Seattle Hickey, Michael Mathisen & Namita Patel – GHS – Entrepreneurship Promotion Project
Aly Moosa – CHHS – Marketing Communication Series