Stafford Technical Center hospitality and entrepreneurship students participated in the annual Vermont DECA Career and Development Conference last week.
Students participated in various events in which they can demonstrate their knowledge of marketing, merchandising, sales, human relations, and professional behavior. Events include displays, public speaking, and role plays.
The following students earned gold, silver and medals and numerous honorable mentions:
•Brianna Allen-Mill River Union High School sophomore. Honorable Mentions-Overall Team Open Display (Recycling display), Open Display Written Test, Travel and Tourism Written Test. Gold Medals-Travel and Tourism Team Role Play (tie), Overall Team Role Play: $1,000 scholarship to Johnson and Wales University. Qualified to attend the ICDC in Anaheim, Calif.
•Stephen Bassett-Otter Valley Union High School senior. Bronze Medal Restaurant Management Written Test. Gold Medal General Marketing Knowledge Test (out of all 130 DECA students).
•Ashley Bruno-West Rutland High School junior. Honorable Mentions- Team Window Display Written Test, Hotel and Lodging Human Relations Role Play. Bronze Medals- Hotel and Lodging Product and Service Role Play and Overall Role Play
•Christina Campo-Proctor High School junior. Honorable Mentions-Hospitality Services Written Test, Hospitality Services Team Role Play and Overall Team Role Play. Bronze Medal - Team Window Display Overall (Kiddy Cakes). Gold Medal - Team Window Display.
•Christian Doran- Fair Haven Union High School junior. Silver Medals- Public Speaking (Entrepreneurship and Customer Service), Team Window Display Written Test, Sports and Entertainment Team Written Test, Sports and Entertainment Overall Team Role Play. Gold Medal- Sports and Entertainment Team Role Play. Qualified to attend the ICDC in Anaheim, Calif.
•Morgan Harvey- Otter Valley Union High School senior. Honorable Mention- Team Window Display Written, Sports and Entertainment Overall Role Play. Gold-Sports and Entertainment Product Services Role Play.
•Cassie Kapitan-Otter Valley Union High School senior. Bronze Medal -Window Display Written Test. Gold Medal- Team Window Display Overall (Glamour Girls Makeovers).