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DECA state winners

The following local students were among 650 statewide who won medals at the recent state DECA competition and qualified for the International Career Development Conference to be held April 27 to May 1 in Orlando, Fla. In addition, Chris Furrer of Monroe High School and Coryn Clement of Snohomish High School were elected to the State Officer Executive Council and will be among those representing Washington DECA at the national competition.

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Third place: Mercer Island High School, Liam Dixon and Adam Ting

Fourth place: Kamiak High School, Brittany Iwatta and Nashua Mohamed

Business and Financial Services Research:

First place: Lake Stevens High School, Chelsea Boren

Business Law and Ethics Management Team Decision Making:

Fifth place: Monroe High School, Clint Miracle and Chris Furrer

Creative Marketing Project:

Third place: Lake Stevens High School, Lindsey Nelson and Heather Sessions

E-Commerce Business Plan:

First place: Jackson High School, Morgan Clark

Fourth place: Jackson High School, Alyssa Pratt

Employment Acquisition: Apparel Sales Associate

First place: Mariner High School, Rachel Aina

Entrepreneurship Participating Franchise:

Second place: Jackson High School, Tia Lee

Entrepreneurship Participating Independent:

Fourth place: Monroe High School, Lyndy Davis

Entrepreneurship Promotion Plan:

Fifth place: Jackson High School, Sierra Ferrari, Christina Koehler and Mia Naficy

Fashion Merchandising Promotion Plan:

Fifth place: Monroe High School, Lacey Thompson

Food Marketing Associate Level:

First place: Snohomish High School, Houston Kraft

Third place: Oak Harbor High School, Arianna O’Dell

Hospitality and Recreation Team Decision Making:

Fourth place: Monroe High School, Sonam Ghag and Erika Stanley

Learn and Earn Project:

Second place: Monroe High School, Carlee Donnelly and Mikenzi Redd

Third place: Jackson High School, Brandon Foshee, Lizzie Gilmore and Colleen Kennedy

Fourth place: Jackson High School, Natasha Higley, Rebecca Nies and Jillian Smith

Quick Serve Restaurant Management:

First place: Lake Stevens High School, Kenneth Greenwald

Fifth place: Lakewood High School, Nick Borisov

Restaurant and Food Service Management:

Second place: Lake Stevens High School, Tajana Cahoon

Fifth place: Jackson High School, Colleen Kennedy

Retail Marketing Research:

Second place: Jackson High School, Tara Horne, Elaine Kim and Tia Lee

Sports and Entertainment Marketing Individual Event:

Third place: Oak Harbor High School, Brittany Loveng

Chapter Awards Project:

Ninth place: Lake Stevens High School

21st place: Arlington High School

26th place: Marysville-Pilchuck High School

Lake Stevens staff receive honors

February recipients of the Lake Stevens School District’s Apple Award for staff: Neil Proff, band director at Lake Stevens High School; Scott Flanders, math teacher at Lake Stevens High School; Kryssia Lincoln, paraeducator at Hillcrest Elementary School; and Kathi Schultz, front-desk secretary and switchboard operator for Lake Stevens School District.

March recipients of the Lake Stevens School District’s Apple Award for staff: Mary Beth Kurtenbach, kindergarten teacher at Glenwood Elementary School; Suzie Baier, assistant superintendent for K-8 teaching and learning at the Lake Stevens School District; Monica Bauer, administrative intern, ASB advisor and global studies teacher at Lake Stevens High School; and Sheryl Connolly, paraeducator at Hillcrest Elementary School.

Lake Stevens students honored

Students of the Month for February in the Lake Stevens School District:

Lake Stevens High School: Amy Studerus and Derek George, ninth grade; Chloe Bonnell and Paul Pratt, 10th grade; Kendra Hedges and Cameron Vernon, 11th grade; and Brittanie Thibodeaux and Samuel Britton, 12th grade.

Lake Stevens Middle School: Anna Benedetti and Jacob Beavers, sixth grade; Adrianna Wong and Michael Gorder, seventh grade; and Rosemary Reyes and Benny Saack, eighth grade.

North Lake Middle School: Ashley Baxter and Erin Ellis, sixth grade; Kari Green and Taylor DuPape, seventh grade; and Cameron Brubaker and Victoria Danielson, eighth grade.

Jackson dance is tops

The Henry M. Jackson High School dance team has placed at every competition it attended this season and on March 10 took first place for the Dance Category at the district competition.

The team had the highest score in the competition. It also placed second in the hip-hop category. The Jackson dance team will compete at the state competition, to be held in Yakima on Saturday.

Everett Christian students advance

Recent accomplishments by Everett Christian School students:

Nominees for the Junior National Young Leaders Conference: Matthew Jankovic, Sarah Jenkins and Katelynn Curry, all in sixth grade.

Qualifying for the state-level National Geographic Bee on March 30: Zackary Smith, seventh grade.

Qualifying for the regional Scripps National Spelling Bee on Sunday: Sarah Jenkins, sixth grade.

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