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Eight advance to state in DECA competition

Jan. 12, 2016

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Eight Concordia Lutheran High School DECA students are advancing to the state level after last weekend’s district competition.

Senior Meron Tamene took first place in “Sports and Entertainment Marketing.” Junior Ivoryona Dickey, who took sixth at state last year, took second place in “Human Resource Marketing.” Senior Eric Snyder took first in “Principles of Hospitality.” Junior Savannah Bassett took second in “Principles of Hospitality.” Juniors Emily Lahey and Kyla Macaraig both took second in “Travel and Tourism Marketing,” and Seniors Heather Klinger and Shrina Patel placed fifth in “Business Law and Ethics.”

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