Mandan High School state DECA champions are, back from left, Aaron Riopelle, Konner Nelson, Karter Schauer, Jordan Kadrmas, Ethan Loeb and Jared Lipp; and front from left, Kolten Reisenauer, Dylan Fleck and Myles Schlosser.


Mandan High School Distributive Education Clubs of America members won the state championship at the recent state DECA conference.

State champions in their competitive events are Ethan Loeb, accounting applications; Jared Lipp, food marketing series; Aaron Riopelle and Konnor Nelson, entrepreneurship team decision making; Dylan Fleck, Myles Schlosser and Kolten Reisenauer, entrepreneurship promotion; and Jordan Kadrmas, Ethan Loeb and Karter Schauer, franchise business plan.

DECA members who placed in their events:

Second place — Owen Tokach, automotive service marketing; Kordell Meyers, sports and entertainment promotion plan; Konnor Nelson, professional financial sales; Karter Schauer and Myles Schlosser, buying and merchandising team decision making.

Third place — Rylee Stotz, principles of finance; Madison Meeves, principles of marketing; Jordan Kadrmas, entrepreneurship; Juli Spilman, retail marketing series; Dante Daniel, professional sales; Tyanna Fulliam and Carter Berger, marketing management team decision making; Greg Buzey, Owen Tokach and Ben Fishbeck, community service project.

Fourth place —Ben Fishbeck, automotive service marketing.

Fifth place — Paige Tibke, apparel and accessories; Dawson Webb, business service marketing; Jeremy Vadner, quick serve restaurant marketing.

Sixth place — Zara Laber, principles of management; Dylan Fleck, human resource management; Dante Daniel, marketing communications.

Winners from the Virtual Business Challenges were, first, Jared Lipp, restaurant management, and Jeremy Vadner, retail management; second, Colton Markel, restaurant management; and third, Aaron Riopelle, restaurant management, Dawson Webb, personal finance, and Jared Lipp, retail management.

Kolten Reisenauer was elected state vice president for 2018-19.

Twenty-one students will attend the International DECA Conference at the end of April.