Bulldogs Well Represented at DECA Competition

Grandville High School students continue to prove their business acumen through DECA, a national organization that supports the development of marketing and management skills in career areas such as hospitality, finance, sales and service, business administration and entrepreneurship. Interest in Grandville's DECA program is strong, with its membership doubling each year since its inception four years ago.
 
Pictured here, a total of 97 GHS students competed at the District 2 Conference at Ferris State University on Jan. 7, 2020. (Click photo to enlarge.) They were judged in practical, real-world business situations. No school had more students at the competition than Grandville.
 
Below is a list of the GHS students who qualify for the Michigan DECA State Career Development Conference at Detroit's Cobo Hall on March 5-7. Congratulations to each of them as well as their advisors, business teacher John Schwalm and Dog Den manager Leesa Burrill.
 

Apparel and Accessories

Olivia Meyering


Automotive Services

Kameron Warren

Sathyam Sareen


Business Finance Service

Alex Clark


Business Service Marketing

Carson Smigiel


Entrepreneurship

Riley Fahner

Connor Rigterink


Hotel and Lodging Management

Lexie Collar

Grace Dieterman

Taylor Sheldon


Human Resources Management

Jose Pepin

Olivia Troost


Marketing Communications Marketing

Rylee Ketchum

Emma Sharpe


Restaurant Food Service Marketing

Adrianna Nelson


Retail Merchandising Service

Regan Rusthoven


Sports and Entertainment Marketing

Sullivan Duffy

Drew Harrington

Nolan Woodruff


Principles of Business Management

Braeden Hostetler

 

Principles of Finance

Joe Greca

Ellie Irwin

Justin Phillips

Max Ungrey


Principles of Hospitality

Taylor Grifhorst

Riordan McPhail


Principles of Marketing

Myles Littell


Finance Professional Selling:

Jonny Dubbink 


Hospitality Professional Selling

Sandra Lwin


Professional Selling-Marketing

Daniel Foster


Teams:


Business Law:

Jackson Hamstra/Colby Hopkins


Finance Team:

Kaden Barksdale/Ryan Cawthon


Hospitality Team:

Morgan Chapie/Amanda Hallenbeck


Marketing Management:

Jaxson Gray/Josh Schimke

Sarina Dickerson/Emily Fontaine


School-Based Enterprise Paper: (30 pages)

Dylan Bailey/Riley Fahner


Community Awareness Paper

Zachary Kooyer/Alexis McKinney


Innovation Plan

Israel Morales


Startup Business Plan:

Daniel Foster/Judah Hulsebus/Alex Clark