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State Champions and National Qualifiers Crowned at DECA State Competition
Students enrolled in the Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools Marketing & Logistics Management satellite program had a remarkable showing at the 2022 DECA Ohio Career Development Conference, held at the Hyatt Regency Columbus. Six students finished first place in the state in their respective events, while a total of 14 qualified to compete at the DECA International Conference in late April.

Juniors Selin Boztepe (Groveport Madison) and Kevin Inguil (Whitehall Yearling) both earned state titles in the Entrepreneurship and Principles of Finance competitions, respectively. Price Cooper (Sr., Groveport Madison) and Dillon Randleman (Sr., Groveport Madison) partnered to take home first place in the Travel and Tourism event, while Noah Trapasso (Sr., Groveport Madison) and Cohen Hartner (Sr., Groveport Madison) took home gold in the Entrepreneur Team competition.

The trio of Dillon Comer (Sr., Groveport Madison), Natalie England (Sr., Groveport Madison), and Lindsey Jones (Sr., Groveport Madison) teamed up to deliver a presentation on the operation of The Cruiser Shop, a brick and mortar spirit store located inside Groveport Madison High School, which also has an online presence. Their presentation qualified the team for the DECA national competition.
The DECA International Career Development Competition, where the national competition will take place, will be held April 23-26 in Atlanta, Georgia.

A full list of DECA national qualifiers from the Marketing & Logistics Management program is listed below.
For more information about the Marketing & Logistics satellite program, housed at Groveport Madison High School, please visit

DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) is a co-curricular organization for students enrolled in marketing, business and finance education. Promoting a program of activities that develop leadership, teamwork skills and individual growth, DECA is the only international student organization to attract young people to careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, management, and entrepreneurship.

2022 DECA State Competition Results   (name, class, home school, event)
1st place: Selin Boztepe (Jr., Groveport Madison) - Entrepreneurship
1st place: Kevin Inguil (Jr., Whitehall Yearling) - Principles of Finance
1st place: Price Cooper (Sr., Groveport Madison) and Dillon Randleman (Sr., Groveport Madison) - Travel & Tourism
1st place: Noah Trapasso (Sr., Groveport Madison) and Cohen Hartner (Sr., Groveport Madison) - Entrepreneur Team
2nd place: Cameron Leitwein (Sr., Groveport Madison) - Quick Serve Restaurant
2nd place: Elise Byrd (Sr., Groveport Madison) - Hotel and Lodging
2nd place: Natalie England (Sr., Groveport Madison) and Shelby DeMatteo (Sr., Groveport Madison) - Sports & Entertainment
3rd place: Kaleah Campbell (Jr., Reynoldsburg HS2) - Restaurant Management
4th place: Braylan James (Sr., Groveport Madison) and Marisa Jones (Jr., Groveport Madison) - Sports & Entertainment
4th place: Jonya Russell (Jr., Groveport Madison) - Retail Merchandising
National qualifier: Dillon Comer, Natalie England, Lindsey Jones (Sr., Groveport Madison) - Retail Merchandising