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  • Beth Jokinen

DECA, Early Childhood Qualify for Nationals

Updated: Mar 14

Lima Senior High School DECA and Early Childhood Education students have advanced past their state competitions and will now compete at the national and international levels.

Nineteen DECA students will compete at the International Competition next month in Anaheim, Calif.


The students qualified after this past weekend’s state contest. Below are the results.


1st Place - Business Solutions Project Management: Nick Fosnaugh, Arian'a Custer and Victoria Holbrook-Phillips


3rd Place - Business Start Up:  Kansas Mayes, Brionna Howard and Zaveon Garner


4th Place - Community Giving Project Management: Leaven Johnson, Tia Ward and Leenell Hogan

4th Place - Business Growth Plan: Antione Cowan, Skylar Slaise and J'Breon McDonald

4th Place - JOY Project: Gabby Avalos, Kaitlyn Thompson and Noelle Warnement


Gold Certification - School Based Enterprise, Spartan Higher Grounds: Kaitlyn Thompson and Christian Ackerman


Thrive Certification - Lima DECA I:  Davyon Williamson


Thrive Certification - Lima DECA II: Aliyana Coppler and Chase Hipsher


State Officer Voting Delegate:  Noelle Warnement


More than 60 students qualified for the state competition, with nearly 30 making it into the top 10 this past weekend in Columbus.

Eight Early Childhood Education students have qualified for the National Educators Rising Competition.


Below are the national qualifiers who will compete June 28 – July 1, in Washington, D.C.


Researching Learning Challenges: Abigail Antus, Savannah White-Malone, Chloe Flores and Bailey Hoover


Inside Our Schools: Lexi Jackson, Amirrah Jessee, Almira Soriano and Toniya Wall.


Lima Senior’s Chapter Display took second place at the state contest. The coordinator of the display is Simaya Morgan.

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