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Hamilton DECA students move on to national competition

Two Hamilton High School students qualified for national competition at the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) Annual Career Development Conference which will be April 28-March 2 in Dallas.

Anthony Joseph Kerhin finished first place overall in the Vehicles and Petroleum Marketing category and Brian Bialobrzeski qualified as an Outstanding Gold Chapter Officer. Bialobrzeski is the president of Hamilton’s DECA chapter. The Hamilton juniors earned the opportunity to compete at national competition by first earning high scores at district and state level contests.

Hamilton DECA was well represented at the 41st annual state DECA Career Development Conference at the Grand Geneva Resort and Conference Center in Lake Geneva. In addition to Kerhin and Bialobrzeski, those who qualified and competed at state were:

  • Allison Umhoefer;
  • Ashley Reimer;
  • Dave Paton;
  • Katherine Rodenkirk;
  • Nichol Flynn; and
  • Phillip Laper.

Business education teacher Skip Hay is the Hamilton DECA advisor. DECA is an association for students interested in marketing, management and entrepreneurship that provides opportunities to compete in more than 50 categories related to business career development.