Pa. tech center students win awards at competition

February 06, 2011
  • Back row, from left, Seth Horst, Shaylin Deardorff and Caleb Locke. Second row, Fawn Skidmore, Taylor Hyatt, Mary Barrios, Chris Moats and Inayah Cannon. Seated, Brianna Bowen, Thomas Loy and Joel Monzon.
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CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Students from the Franklin County (Pa.) Career and Technology Center earned awards at the annual district DECA competition on Jan. 6 at the Four Points Sheraton in Harrisburg, Pa.

DECA, an association made up of marketing and distribution students, is a career and technical student organization designed to enhance specific career objectives in marketing, management, business or distribution.

More than 100 students from the region competed.

“DECA is a positive organization where students get a chance to prove their abilities through competition and demonstrate leadership skills. I am very proud of each student for trying their best,” said Susan Mills, DECA adviser and marketing instructor at the center.

First- and second-place winners will advance to the state competition in Hershey, Pa., from Feb. 23 to 25.

Students from the Franklin County Career and Technology Center winning awards were:

  • Thomas “T.K.” Loy, senior, first place, Hotel and Lodging; Mary Barrios, senior, first place in Logistics; Inayah Cannon, senior, first place, Principals of Marketing.
  • Taylor Hyatt, senior, second place, Retail Merchandising; Fawn Skidmore, senior, second place, Automotive Service; Chris Moats, junior, second place, Logistics.
  • Caleb Locke, senior, third place, Logistics; Brianna Bowen, junior, third place, Food Marketing Services.
  • Seth Horst, sophomore, fourth place, Business Service Marketing; Hilary Ehrhart, junior, fourth place, Principals of Marketing; Joel Monzon, senior, fourth place, Logistics; Shaylin Deardorff, junior, fourth place, Job Interview.

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