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Students from Evanston Township High School competed in this year’s virtual Illinois DECA Career Development Conference, which hosted more than 1,500 high school students. Out of the 32 ETHS team members, 23 earned Top 10 medals, 17 placed among the top three for their respective competitive events and earned a bid to compete at the virtual International DECA International Career Development Conference in April.
Two ETHS students, Makenna Hirsch-Arnett and Tamara Guy, earned individual Illinois Foundation for Marketing Education (IFME) Scholarships.
Every year, DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) invites students to compete in business/entrepreneurship activities through business role-play situations, taking business-oriented exams, presenting written research projects and public relations campaigns, and delivering pitches for new business concepts.
First-Place State Winners From ETHS:
Evan Berger: Principles of Business Management and Administration
Genevieve Fleming: International Business Plan
The team of Ethan Cress and Hazel Lietz: Finance Operation Research
The team of Zoe Cvetas and Makenna Hirsch-Arnett: Independent Business Plan
The team of Tamara Guy and Mika Parisien: Community Giving Plan
The team of Sophie Perruffel and Suzy Switzer: Sports and Entertainment Marketing Research
Second-Place State Winners from ETHS:
Sophia Cosma: Principles of Finance
Ellie Gavelek: Community Awareness Plan
Jonathan Zenkich: Business Law and Ethics
The team of Katie Holland and Nancy Maguire: Financial Literacy Plan
Third-Place State Winners from ETHS:
Joe Jurichko: Principles of Marketing
Jonathan Schoen: Principles of Hospitality and Tourism
Overall Top 10 Medalists from ETHS:
The team of Ethan Cress and Hazel Lietz
The team of Zoe Cvetas & Makenna Hirsch-Arnett
The team of Adeline Galich and Greta Stolte
The team of Tamara Guy and Mika Parisien
The team of Katie Holland and Nancy Maguire
The team of Oliver Pasek and Jonathan Zenkich
The team of Sophie Perruffel and Suzy Switzer
The team of Sebastian Schultz and Braden Weiss