DECA Virtual Business Challenge 2017-2018 - 1st Round Finalists Announced

by Adrienne Burda, DECA Inc. Staff

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DECA congratulates finalist teams in the first round of the 2017-2018 Virtual Business Challenge.

The members below finished in the top two places of their respective region in the first of two qualifying rounds. They have earned the opportunity to compete at the DECA International Career Development Conference; however, their eligibility to attend is based on the policies of their chartered association.

Demonstrating knowledge from classroom instruction, DECA members in the DECA Virtual Business Challenges (VBCs) operate computerized simulations related to accounting, fashion, hotel management, personal finance, restaurant management, retail management or sports marketing.

The second qualifying round begins January 9, 2018, and ends January 19, 2018. For more details about DECA’s Virtual Business Challenges, <a href+”https://knowledgematters.com/highschool/competitions/deca/”>click here.</a>

VBC Accounting North Atlantic

NY – Irondequoit High School – Sara Woodward
ON – Richmond Hill High School – Ken Chen, Siyao Chen and Roger Luo

Southern

TX – Round Rock High School – Khoa Nguyen, Noah Kindseth and Arjun Bellamkonda
FL – Wharton High School – Ryan Anders and Matthew Hartnell

Central

MI – West Bloomfield High School – Pratham Dhanjal
OH – Meadowbrook High School – Miranda Marsinek

Western

CA – Mission San Jose High School – Daniel Wu, Pranav Acharya and Jonathan Khano
CA – Granada Hills Charter High School – Oscar Giron

VBC Fashion North Atlantic

ON – Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School – Charles Lu, David Du and Kevin Huang
ON – Iroquois Ridge High School – Shophie Wu, Lisa Cao and Natania Olusanya

Southern

TX – Round Rock High School – Brandon Le, Demi Waworuntu and James Hurlbut
FL – Southwest Miami High School – Anges Carrera

Central

MI – Livonia Stevenson High School – Benjamin Sill
OH – Meadowbrook High School – Maggie Johnson and Sydney Farley

Western

CA – Irvington High School – Raymond Wang
CA – Granada Hills Charter High School – Alyssa Flores

VBC Hotel North Atlantic

NY – Herricks High School – Justin Cheung, Winston Liu and Eric Fok
ON – Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School – David Yao, George Wang and Jonathan Yapeter

Southern

TX – Round Rock High School – Jay Madalia, Yousuf Din and Khushi Jogani
NC – Central Cabarrus High School – Ramkishore Annachi

Central

MI – West Bloomfield High School – Rei Mizuno, Kasper Zemajtis and Josh Carlin
MN – Wayzata High School – Audra Kaczmarek

Western

ID – Twin Falls High School – Taryn Casperson and Tate Burch
CA – Irvington High School – Kevin Mao

VBC Personal Finance North Atlantic

ON – Glenforest Secondary School – Warwick Pang, Esther Jin and Xinyi Zou
NJ – Ocean Township High School – Henry Ramirez and Isaac Greenspan

Southern

FL – Southwest Miami High School – Alejandro Aparcedo, Angel Alvarez and Jonathan Torres
TX – Round Rock High School – Maxwell Xu and Jason Wang

Central

ND – Southeast Region Career & Technology Center – Ryan Hermes and Abby Folkman
MI – North Farmington High School – Mohammad Tambawala, Satvik Suneja and Ryan Morgott

Western

CA – Valley Christian High School – Someswar Amujala
CA – American High School – Arnav Taneja, Viren Khandal and Mehul Raheja VBC Restaurant

North Atlantic

NJ – Highland Park High School – Max Shiffman, Andrew Xie and Eric Chen
NH – Hillsboro-Deering High School – Kimberly Rodier, Zoe Galatas and Miranda Feighery

Southern

FL – Southwest Miami High School – Joel Diaz, Michael Almeida and Johnny Diaz
GA – West Forsyth High School – Nate Berry and Harrison Smith

Central

IL – Belvidere North High School – Allie Hammer and Andrea Slintak
MN – Faribault High School – Alex Korbel, Emma Winkelman and Claire Drentlaw

Western

AZ – Shadow Ridge High School – Nick Perez, Nathan Lundy and Martin Olloren
CA – Valley Christian High School – Jessica Fang and Ashley Phuong

VBC Retailing North Atlantic

ON – Innisdale Secondary School – Natallie Chow, Samantha Ung and Alice Zhang
ON – Glenforest Secondary School – June Chen, Jiessie Tie and Gary Chen

Southern

FL – Southwest Miami High School – Ivan Bartolome and Lisvan Bartolome
AR – Springdale Har-Ber High School – Andrew West and Pablo Manon

Central

MO – Ozark High School – Adin Lairmore and Hunter Webb
OH – Meadowbrook High School – Cassy Edwards and Chelsey Wheeler

Western

AZ – Greenway High School – Samuel Reno, Vicki Li and Rebecca Hedghes
CA – Valley Christian High School – David Hoang

VBC Sports North Atlantic

MA – Algonquin Regional High School – Sam Forbush and Josh Harmon
NH – Hillsboro-Deering High School – Nicholas Lester, Thomas Ferguson and Ethan Blevins

Southern

VA – Sherando High School – Nate Laing and Quinn McPartand
GA – West Forsyth High School – Curtis Newcomb and Gianluca Ramirez

Central

MI – West Bloomfield High School – Matthew Ladouceur, Brian Bembas and Nick Seidel
IL – Highland Park High School – Dylan Weiskirch, Jordy Mazza and Sam Dincin

Western

CA – Mission San Jose High School – Sidarth Raman, Tejas Mattur and Jessica Wang
AZ – Greenway High School – Samuel Reno, Angela Tran and Graham Thompson