CLHS students take top honors at DECA competition

Feb. 12, 2015

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Eleven students from Concordia Lutheran High School’s DECA program took top honors in the District Competition and are eligible to compete at the state level in March.

The following students placed in the competition on Jan. 31 and will compete in Indianapolis from March 8-10:

Junior Meron Tamene, first place, Principles of Marketing

Sophomore Ivoryona Dickey, first place, Principles of Business Administration

Senior Jay Patel, first place, Accounting Applications

Juniors Shrina Patel and Heather Klinger, third place, Buying and Merchandising Team

Sophomores Emily Lahey and Kyla Macaraig, second place, Travel and Tourism Team

Seniors Hannah Hobby and Hampton Churchill-Brooks, first place, Hospitality Services Team

Seniors Ale Bohnke and Alena Lahey, fifth place, Hospitality Services Team

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. Members will leverage their DECA experiences to become academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders. Competence, innovation, integrity and teamwork are valued.

Concordia Lutheran High School, located at 1601 St. Joe River Drive in Fort Wayne, Ind., was founded in 1935 as a private, co-educational Lutheran high school open to students of all faiths and backgrounds. With Christ at the center, Concordia continues to pursue educational excellence that equips individuals for lifelong learning and service as disciples of Jesus Christ. Learn more at