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From left to right: Ashlyn Blumberg, Austyn Tressler, Sydney Pate, Claire Jerguson, Lauren Smith, Haley Ward and Emily Duke.

Sequoyah High School DECA members competed at the student marketing association’s State Career Development Conference in Atlanta and earned the opportunity to compete at the International competition this April in Nashville. The winners are: Austyn Tressler, who placed first in Apparel & Accessories Marketing; Haley Ward, fourth in Restaurant & Food Services Management; Ashlyn Blumberg, Claire Jerguson and Lauren Smith, who as a team placed seventh in Innovation plan; Emily Duke, seventh in Hotel & Lodging Management; and Sydney Pate, seventh in Retail & Merchandising. DECA’s industry validated competitive events are aligned with high schools’ career classes in marketing, business management and administration, finance, and hospitality and tourism.

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