Saturday, March 19, 2011

Article about Gunnar's DECA win!!!

Gunnar's win in the paper.  I hope you enjoy the article.  I only posted the first bit.  The school is going to cover about 60% of the cost.  YEAH!!! Anyone have some money they don't need?  We know where its needed.

Two Austin DECA students are going to nationals

Posted: Mar 18, 2011, 8:06 am
By Heather Rule
The Post-Bulletin, Austin MN

AHS DECA state participants 

Including the first-place team finish for Jay Ettinger and Gunnar Peters, Austin had nine teams or individuals make it to the finals in different events at the state DECA conference.

Jenna Baker, Lauren Jensen, Olivia Grev, Rachel Needham for Creative Marketing Chapter Project (4th place); Mark Thorson and Scott Snyder for Buying and Merchandising (fifth place); Marni Surdy for Employment Interview (fifth place) and for Apparel and Accessories (sixth place); Nate Schwab, Alex Mueller, Sean Coffey, Grev for Marketing Plan (fifth place); Mueller, Coffey, Schwab for Financial Literacy Chapter Project (sixth place); Surdy, Thorson, Ettinger, Snyder for Community Service Chapter Project (seventh place); Michael Lindahl for Principles of Busniess and Admin. (10th place).
Two Austin High School seniors involved in DECA will be packing their bags and heading to Orlando, Fla., to take their business skills to a national level.

Jay Ettinger and Gunnar Peters beat out 60 teams to take first place in the Travel/Tourism Marketing Team Decision-Making Event at the state leadership conference March 6-8 in Minneapolis. They were among 19 AHS students who competed at the state event, which attracted 2,500 students from across the state.

Ettinger's and Peters' first-place performance means they will represent their program, school and city at the International Career Development Conference on April 30-May 3.

"We're very excited to be going to nationals," said second-year DECA member Ettinger. "It's a great opportunity."

Ettinger and Peters were given 30 minutes to come up with a business plan on the spot. Learn abour their challenge in Friday's print edition.
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