Three BHS DECA Teams Advance to State


The Bellefontaine High School DECA team shined at the District Competition at the University of Findlay on Tuesday.

Three BHS teams qualified for state, including:

  1. Maddie Williams, Austin Hammond, & Lily Palmer 2nd Place Start-Up Business Plan
  2. Alek Miller & Marco Martinez 2nd Place Sports & Entertainment
  3. Mia Oppy & Kinsley Scott 3rd Place Hospitality Management

Other notable awards went to Latoya Rogan, 4th Place Hospitality Selling, and Julia Nelson, 5th Place Hospitality Selling.

The following Chiefs competed:

  • Lillian ShultzNevaeh Lafollette
  • Julia Nelson
  • Mika Beck
  • Austin Hammond
  • Mia Oppy
  • Lily Palmer
  • Maddie Williams
  • Latoya Rogan
  • Kinsley Scott
  • Katie Crabill
  • Ashton Carey
  • Alek Miller
  • Marco Martinez
  • Keagon Overton-Story

The DECA State Competition will be held at the Columbus Convention Center in March.

Jake Kennedy is the Bellefontaine High School DECA Advisor.