DECA team finds success in Salt Lake City

Jessica Tormey, Derby senior, placed second overall in the Business Research competion and was elected International Collegiate Distributive Education Club of America Vice President for next year when the Fort Hays State University collegiate DECA team attended the International Career and Development Conference in Salt Lake City.

Caitlyn Thomas, McCook, Neb. sophomore, finished in the top 15 in Web Design, making it to the final round of competition.

The students participated in a variety of professional developent activities at the conference in addition to their competitive event. Below is a list of who participated and what event they competed in.

Cole Boyington, Olathe freshman, competed in Entrepreneurship/Business Plan.
Tre' Giles, Colorado Springs, Colo., freshman, competed in Fashion Merchandising.
Trisha Goetz, Grainfield senior, competed in Accounting.
Zach Meyer, Hoxie senior, competed in Sales Management.
Caitlyn Thomas, McCook, Neb., sophomore, competed in Web Design.
Jessica Tormey, Derby senior, competed in Business Research
Nicholas Whetstone, Cibolo, Texas, freshman, competed in Entrepreneurship/Business Plan.

The DECA Club is part of the Marketing and Management Association which is open to any FHSU student. For more information about the association, visit

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