Ozark, Nixa DECA Students Win at Districts; Head to State Competition

DECA students from Ozark and Nixa won multiple categories in the District 11 Career Development Conference and will represent their schools at the State Career Conference March 24th through the 26th in Kansas City.

Nixa’s DECA students

In most categories, the students had to play first or second in the district to punch their ticket for the state competition. Fifteen area schools sent nearly 500 students to the district contest.

Ozark is sending 31 students to state, Nixa will be sending 10 students.

The Ozark students qualifying for state are:

Ava Scott – 1st Place Apparel and Accessories Marketing

Lyubov Kozlov – 2nd Place Accounting Applications

Ethan Gohl – 1st Place Automotive Services

Jacob Ward – 3rd Place Automotive Services

Jarrett Engel – 2nd Place Business Finance

Mason Waltke – 3rd Place Business Finance

Elias Lairmore & Alec Ruhmann – 2nd Place Business Law and Ethics

Tanner Shelton – 2nd Place Business Services

Katherine Clay & Madison Kilbourne – 1st place Buying and Merchandising Team

Matthew Dalton – 1st Place Entrepreneurship Series

Lauren Fergerson – 1st Place Financial Consulting

Caleb Sappington – 1st Place Food Marketing

Nicholas Rushing & Brenden Schroeder – 1st Place Financial Services Team

Jackson Chronister & Austin Huffman – 2nd Place Financial Services Team

Addison “Claire” Reynolds – 1st Place Leadership Delegate, 2nd Place Hotel Lodging Management

Braxton Leveritt – 2nd place Human Resource Management

Faith Watson – 3rd Place Human Resource Management

Leah Currance & Maegan Surface – Hospitality Services Team

Jerrica Jenkins – 2nd Place Hospitality and Tourism

Taylor Brown – 2nd Place Principles of Hospitality and Tourism

Preston Williams – 2nd Place Professional Selling

Camryn Denny – 1st Place Restaurant and Food Service

Ethan Paladino – 3rd Place Sports and Entertainment Marketing

Hunter Webb & Adin Lairmore – 1st place Virtual Business Retailing 2nd round

Carson Colvin & Garrett Von Becker – 1st place Virtual Business Retailing 1st round

The Nixa Eagles will be represented at state by these first place winners:

Mark Meads and Carson Young – Business Law and Ethics Team Decision Making

Christian Calhoun and Nathan Clifton – Entrepreneurship Team Decision Making

Skyla Chitwood and Natasha Zolner – Sports and Entertainment Marketing Team Decision Making

Sophie Jackson and Michael Meads – Travel and Tourism Team Decision Making

Morgan Ansley and Taylor Steele – Integrated Marketing Campaign