Twenty-three students, along with advisors Roberta Moorhouse and Michael Broughten, traveled to the Minnesota State Collegiate DECA Career Development Conference in Minneapolis on February 26 and 27. More than 300 students from across the state competed for - Top honors in 23 different events.

The following students from placed in the - Top 8, with many achieving 1st, 2nd or 3rd place. These students qualify to/will compete at the international conference in Orlando, Florida April 17 – 22.

Sports and Entertainment Marketing (team event)
Jacob Ward and Landon Brown - 1st Place
Nathan Qualley and Mason Hjelmeland - Top 8
Clay Peterson and Trent Pfeffer - Top 8

Restaurant and Food Service
Lacy Hassing - Top 8
Landon Brown - Top 8
Zach Janssen - Top 8

Business Ethics (team event)
Kristine McCreary and Ben Sears - 3rd Place

Marketing Management
Ben Sears - 2nd Place
Jacob Ward - Top 8
Mason Hjelmeland - Top 8

Travel and Tourism
Nathan Qualley - Top 8

Culinary Management Institute (team event)
Ali Gartner and Megan Schauer - 1st Place
Tiela Hillyer and Cheyenne Narber - 2nd Place
Ashley Weeres and Sydney Tyley - 3rd Place

Hospitality Academy
Lacy Hassing - 1st Place

Management Academy (team event)
Kristine McCreary, Ben Sears, Josh Dittrich - 3rd Place

Marketing Academy (team event) 
Jake Ward, Landon Brown - 3rd Place

In addition to these honors, SCC student Kristine McCreary was elected Collegiate DECA Southern Region Vice President for the 2015-2016 school year.  Collegiate DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in colleges around the globe.