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.