East Ascension DECA takes home top awards _lowres

Photo provided by Monica Caillouet -- Attending the Louisiana DECA Career Development Conference in Baton Rouge in February are members of the East Ascension High School DECA. Gathering, first row from left, are McKenzi Babin, Hayden Decoteau, Susan Allen, Colbi Foltz, Courtnay Hotard, Asa Newell, Shandreka Martin, Abby Harris, Parker Vige and Bailey Saucier; and second row, Haley Naquin, Marlee Hebert, Margaret Britton, Anastasia Britton, Andre Boudreaux, Haley Thompson, Caelyn McAllister, Jasmine Sampson, Brittany Aikens and Joycelyn Hill.

East Ascension High School’s DECA members brought home three first-place awards from the Feb. 22-23 Louisiana DECA Career Development Conference in Baton Rouge.

Abby Harris won first place in the marketing internship job interview contest and Parker Vige was first in the food marketing series event.

Harris and Vige joined forces to win first in the buying and merchandising team decision making contest.

East Ascension’s DECA adviser, Monica Caillouet, received the Outstanding Advisor Award and the school’s chapter was recognized as the third-largest in the state.

Other winners included:

Joycelynn Hill, second place, accounting applications

Shandreka Martin, second, retail merchandising series

Anastasia Britton and Margaret Britton, second, sports and entertainment marketing team decision making

Courtnay Hotard, second, business financial services ?

Caelyn McAllister and Asa Newell, second, buying and merchandising team decision making ?

Haley Thompson, third, economic applications in business,

Susan Allen and Jasmine Sampson, third, marketing communications team decision making

Placing as top six finalists in marketing events were:

McKenzi Babin, economic applications in business

Andre Boudreaux, automotive services marketing series

Hayden Decoteau, marketing management series

Bailey Saucier, math applications in business

Haley Thompson and Courtnay Hotard, marketing communications team decision making

Caillouet thanked the Marketing Education Retail Alliance for providing financial assistance for trip. MERA grants are funded through the Louisiana Department of Economic Development, she said.