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Franklin County students excel at Pa. district DECA event

January 17, 2012

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Students from Franklin County (Pa.) Career and Technology Center received awards at the yearly district DECA competition on Dec. 20, 2011, 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 and distribution.

Local students from Franklin County Career and Technology Center winning awards were: Christopher Moats, logistics, first place; Marshall Mentzer, logistics, second place; Katherine Arnold, logistics, third place; Becky Faith, principles of marketing, third place; Seth Horst, business service marketing, third place; and Heather Felix, apparel and accessories, fourth place.

First-place winners will advance to the state competition in Hershey, Pa., scheduled for Feb. 22 to 24.

More than 100 students from Carlisle, Dauphin County, Franklin County, Littlestown, Northern and Reading high schools competed this year.

“DECA is a progressive organization where students get a chance to demonstrate their abilities and leadership skills. I am very proud of each student for trying his or her best,” Susan Mills, DECA adviser and marketing instructor at the career center, said in a news release.

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