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Fourteen advance to state in DECA competition

Jan. 17, 2017

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

The following students received honors at the event:

  • Senior Keige Lewis received second place in “Principles of Business Management and Administration.”
  • Senior Ashley Scheerer received first place in “Principles of Marketing.”
  • Senior Javier Bailey received second place in “Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling.”
  • Senior Trevor Hunter received second place in “Automotive Services.”
  • Senior Ivoryona Dickey received first place in “Food Marketing.”
  • Junior Sa’Mya Jordan received third place in “Marketing Communications.”
  • Senior Shelby Prows second place in “Marketing Communications.”
  • Senior Savannah Bassett received third place in “Retail Merchandising.”
  • Seniors Nathaniel Witmer and Tyler Else received first place in “Sports and Entertainment Team.”
  • Seniors Colin Harmeyer and Alec Stopher received third place in “Sports and Entertainment Team.”
  • Seniors Emily Lahey and Kyla Macaraig received first place in “Travel and Tourism Team.”
  • Juniors Emma Harmeyer and Abbey Brennan received eighth place in “Travel and Tourism Team.”

Top six placements are eligible to advance to DECA State Competition in Indianapolis on March 5 - 7. Fourteen of the 16 CLHS students competing were eligible to advance.

“I am most proud and pleased with how our students represented themselves and our school,” said Luanne Erdos, DECA adviser. “God has blessed them with many gifts and talents, and they said ‘yes’ to the door of opportunity to compete — the first step.”

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