Marketing students excel at State

Two marketing students from the Knox County Public Schools are advancing to national competition after proving their knowledge in human management and retail merchandising at the 2013 Kentucky State DECA Leadership Conference.

In total, sixteen students from Knox Central and Lynn Camp placed in the top ten of their competitive event category at the state competition which was held March 10-12 in Louisville.   Lynn Camp’s Kaylee Duncum and Knox Central’s Briana Mollett now advance to the 2013 International Career Development Conference to be held in Anaheim, CA this April.    Duncum placed third in human resources management and Mollett placed fourth in retail merchandising.

DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the world.  This is the first year for the DECA program at Knox Central, which is under the direction of advisor Gina Martin.  Lynn Camp’s DECA chapter has won regional and state competitions each year and is advised by Selina Deaton.

Winners from the Knox County Public Schools include:

Knox Central High School

  • Kentucky Finance
    Austin Hodge, 4th Place
  • Kentucky Hospitality and Tourism Essentials
    Sarah Miles, 2nd Place
  • Kentucky Job Interview
    Valerie Chavies, 3rd Place
  • Kentucky Prepared Business Presentation
    Sadie Harris, Kelsey Mahan, and Hanna Mills, 2nd Place
  • Human Resources Management
    Austin Sprinkles, 5th Place
  • Quick Serve Restaurant Management
    Guill Jackson, 7th Place
  • Retail Merchandising
    Briana Mollett, 4th Place
  • Business Law and Ethics Team Decision Making
    Miranda Broughton and Adam Russell, 5th Place
  • Principles of Finance
    Brandon Hacker, 8th Place
  • Principles of Marketing
    Keona Jones, 5th Place

Lynn Camp High School

  • Human Resources Management
    Kaylee Duncum, 3rd Place
  • Quick Serve Restaurant Management
    Heather Wilson, 4th Place
  • Principles of Marketing
    Zach Smith, Finalist