Two Morenci students advance in DECA competition 2012.02.01

Written by David Green.

Two Morenci students are among 15 county DECA members to qualify for state competition.

LISD TECH Center Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Finance students, along with instructor and DECA advisor Elizabeth Pechaitis, traveled to Eastern Michigan University last month to compete at the DECA District Conference.

DECA, an international student organization, prepares students for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.

Brooke Bovee qualified in apparel and accessories marketing and Katie Cox qualified in principles of marketing. The pair will compete in March 9-11 at the state conference in Dearborn.

 Other qualifiers are Caleb Agruda, Madison, principles of marketing; Andrew Berger, Madison, Quick Serve restaurant management; Alex Brehmer, Tecumseh, sports and entertainment marketing; Rylei Brenner, Hudson, human resources management;

Garrett Evans, Blissfield, principles of business management; Cody Glumb, Adrian, principles of hospitality and tourism; Alex Leathers, Hudson, principles of marketing; Charlye Marotta, Hudson, restaurant and food service management;

Joe McCollum, Onsted, restaurant and food service management; Devin Moore, Tecumseh, principles of marketing; Courtney Boehlke, Sand Creek, restaurant and food service management; Casey Rozelle, Addison, hotel and lodging management; and Kenny Sandera, Addison, hotel and lodging management.

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    Fayette's Demetrious Whiteside (left)Skylar Lester attempt to keep the ball from going out of bounds during Morenci's recent basketball tournament for fourth and fifth grade teams. Morenci's Andrew Schmidt stands by.
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    MORENCI pep rallies generally end with a tug of war. The senior class entry, shown above, did not advance to the finals. Griffin Grieder, Alaina Webster, Kyle Long and Jazmin Smith are shown at the front of the rope, giving it their best effort.
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    TROMBONISTS Jake Myers (left) and Max Baker perform Friday at the annual Senior Citizens Luncheon at Fayette High School. The National Honor Society and the FFA chapter teamed up to serve a meal to area seniors and to provide musical entertainment. Both the school band and choir performed. Additional photos are on page 7 of this week’s Observer.
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    MOVING EAST—Utility workers continue their slow progress east along U.S. 20 south of Morenci. New electrical poles are put in place before wiring is moved into place.

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