Sophomore takes 6th in state in DECA competition

March 17, 2015

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Concordia Lutheran High School sophomore Ivoryona Dickey took sixth place in the Principles of Business Administration/Management category in the Indiana DECA competition March 8-10.

Dickey, along with 10 other CLHS students, competed against 1,700 students from around the state in the DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) business/marketing competition. She is the first CLHS student to place in the state competition.

The other CLHS students competing were junior Meron Tamene, who advanced to the finalist round in the Principles of Marketing category, but did not place; juniors Shrina Patel and Heather Klinger, sophomores Emily Lahey and Kyla Macaraig, and seniors Jay Patel, Hannah Hobby, Hampton Churchill-Brooks, Ale Bohnke and Alena Lahey.

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.

The CLHS DECA program was first established during the 2013-14 school year.

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