CLEARFIELD – Thirty-two members of DECA (An Association of Marketing Students) at Clearfield County Career and Technology Center participated in the 57th State Career Development Conference at the Hershey Lodge, February 27-29.
Kayla Hutton, Senior at Clearfield High School and Aly Bracken, Senior at Curwensville High School, won a 1st Place trophy in the Entrepreneurship Written Event. They will represent Pennsylvania DECA at the International DECA Career Development Conference in Atlanta, GA, April 25 – April 29. Kayla is the daughter of James Hutton and Tina Hutton and Aly is the daughter of Terry and Todd Bracken.
Kayla was the District 4/5 State Representative for two years and Aly is the President of the Clearfield DECA Chapter this year.
Jonna McGarry, Junior at Curwensville High School, also won first place honors at the conference in the Careers in Marketing Event. Jonna will attend the International Conference as a voting delegate for the state of Pennsylvania.
Erika Keith, Senior at Moshannon Valley High School, competed in the Modeling/Fashion Show at the conference and earned 4th Place overall. She fashioned a pinstripe business suit and casual wear.
Other state Conference Attendees from Clearfield County CTC were: Diana Portugal, Laura Mostoller, Randie Fetzer, Shauna Witherow, Kelly Hockenberry, Stephen Rodriguez, Mary Schrock, Danielle Nevling, Brandon McCracken, Sarah Robb, Betty Roland, Alex Wojtowich, Eric Hammill, Jerri McGary, Miranda Hamilton, Sara Witherite, Ashley Stiner, Ashley Hoover, Paige Smeal, Mary Righter, Rebecca Mabie, Ryan Tressler, Ted Guiher, Levi Rowles, Rachael Vereshack
DECA is the only Career and Technical Student Organization operating through the nation’s schools to attract young people to careers in marketing management, and entrepreneurship. Its purpose is to develop respect for education which will contribute to occupational competence and to promote understanding and appreciation for the responsibilities of citizenship in our free enterprise system.
More than 1,300 students participated in the three-day State Conference.