Northwest NEWS

April 2, 2001


DECA students are winners

Thirty WHS students, winners of the Regional DECA competition, participated in the Washington State DECA Conference at Bellevue's Meydenbauer Center March 8-10.
   They competed against a total of 2,500 other high school DECA students in events from merchandising to entrepreneurship. Local business professionals judged the many events.
   During the competition, students took a test and participated in impromptu role plays or other formal business presentations depending on their chosen field.
   WHS participants included: Christina Rupley, Noe Donlin, Summer Rose, Kristy Ore, Tracy Lyons, Katie Mrowca, Lorri Defoor, Blythe Lawrence, Hilary Pugmire, Anna Sutter, Amanda Ray, Molly Gilbert, Elizabeth Hajjar, Tessa Thulien, Rachel Vangstad, Meghan Parris, Kristen McCoy, Heather Banken, Whitney Cleland, Katie Brethauer, Stephanie Staples, Austin Hajjar, Ryan Holmes, Corey Brown, Josh Spicer, Jason Sweet, Trent Neugebauer, Adam Summer, Adam Stewart, Dan Carpenter.
   State Winners
   To be successful and continue on to the national DECA competition, students must score in the top 10 percent on their tests and in their events against all other state participants at the state DECA competition.
   The following WHS DECA students excelled at the state competition and will be going with their marketing teacher, Paul Glenovich, to the national DECA competition in Anaheim, Calif. April 23-29:
   Lorri Defoor Retail Merchandising,Associate Level; Trent Neugebauer Retail Merchandising, Management Level; Jason Sweet Food Marketing Management; Dan Carpenter Food Marketing Management; Joshua Spicer Vehicles and Petroleum; Katie Mrowca Entrepreneurship Participating; Hilary Pugmire Fashion Merchandising; Adam Stewart Entrepreneurship Written; Summer Rose Technical Marketing;
   The students' expenses for travel to Anaheim are partially funded by the DECA program. The students' families must contribute the rest. Some of these students need financial aid in order to make the trip. A scholarship fund has been established to provide financial assistance for the DECA students who need it.
   Please consider donating to this DECA scholarship fund. Checks may be made payable to WHS DECA.
   Send checks to Paul Glenovich, Woodinville High School, 19819 136th Ave. NE, Woodinville, WA 98072-8798.
   DECA Organization
   DECA, the Association of Marketing Students, is a national organization. Paul Glenovich, a.k.a. "Coach" by his students, has developed a very successful program at WHS. Over a hundred students in classes from "Introduction to Marketing" to Independent Marketing Projects, experience the real world through opportunities Mr. Glenovich has provided for them. WHS DECA students also do community service such as the Woodinville Chamber and Hollywood Hill Elementary auctions, Celebrate Woodinville, and the Rotary Golf Tournament. This year, alone, they have earned 800 hours of service credit. They also adopt families during the holidays raising money for gifts for family members. WHS is fortunate to have such a strong DECA program.