Bellefontaine High School DECA Teams Advance to State


The Bellefontaine High School DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) team shined at the District Competition at the University of Findlay on Tuesday.

Two BHS teams qualified for state, including:

  • Alek Miller & Marco Martinez- 2nd Place Sports & Entertainment
  • Lauren Valdez & Averie Vigansky- 3rd Place Buying & Merchandising

Other notable awards:

  • Harper Scott, Kinsley Scott, & Mia Oppy- 3rd Place Start-Up Business
  • Austin Hammond & Jack Varner- 4th Place Travel & Tourism
  • Mika Beck & Parker Knox- 4th Place Hospitality Services

The following Chiefs competed:

  • Mia Oppy
  • Kinsley Scott
  • Alek Miller
  • Marco Martinez
  • Austin Hammond
  • Parker Knox
  • Mika Beck
  • Haiden Manns
  • Jack Varner
  • Averie Vigansky
  • Lauren Valdez
  • Owen Sellars
  • Owen Larison
  • Dylan Pickering
  • Harper Scott

The DECA State Competition will be held at the Columbus Convention Center on March 8th-9th.

Jake Kennedy is the Bellefontaine High School DECA Advisor.