From Harford County Public Schools:
Article submitted by Joseph Hodges, Patterson Mill High School
The Patterson Mill High School DECA Chapter recently competed in the Maryland DECA Career Development & Leadership Conference held at the Doubletree Hotel in Annapolis, Maryland, from March 7 – 8, 2013. Seven DECA Chapter members, including chapter advisor Mr. Joe Hodges from Patterson Mill, represented Harford County and competed for the third time in the Maryland DECA Career Development & Leadership Conference.
DECA’s industry-validated competitive events are aligned with the National Curriculum Standards in the career clusters of marketing, business management and administration, finance, and hospitality and tourism. DECA’s flagship evaluation process involves students in both a written component such as an exam or report and an interactive component with an industry professional serving as a judge. DECA’s competitive events directly contribute to every student being college and career ready when they graduate from high school.
At the conclusion of the conference there were six medalists, of which, four earned 1st or 2nd place from the Patterson Mill DECA Chapter (individual results listed below).
1st & 2nd Place:
Megan Price and Meredith Price – 1st Place, Financial Services Team Decision Making Event
Paul Yokemick and Hannah Jones – 2nd Place, Hospitality Services Team Decision Making Event
Top Performers (Medalists):
Robert Lewis – Sports & Entertainment Marketing Individual Event
Brendan Mahoney – Business Services Marketing Individual Event
Another state conference participant competed in conference events but did not place: Brett Sherman – Restaurant & Food Service Management Individual Event.
One Patterson Mill DECA Chapter Member was chosen to represent Harford County as a voting delegate in selecting the 2013-2014 DECA State Officers: Paul Yokemick.
Congratulations to all Patterson Mill DECA State Conference participants!