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DECA Wins Big at Districts

Liberty had 33 students who qualified for state
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Robyn Taylor
There were 55 DECA students from Liberty who competed to qualify for state.

Liberty’s DECA traveled to the Mid Rivers Mall to compete in their District 6 Career Development Conference on Tuesday, Jan. 31. There were 55 students who competed in several categories across all areas of business, including business management and administration, finance, hospitality and tourism, marketing, entrepreneurship, and personal financial literacy. 

Thirty three Liberty students qualified for state with seven students taking first place in their respective categories. 

“Part of my event is a 100 question test that everyone takes the week before the competition, but the part I did at the mall is the role-play,” senior Aicha Beye, who competed in the Human Resources Management category and finished in fourth place, said. “Essentially, I have 10 minutes to prepare a solution to a human resources issue, and then I have 10 minutes to explain it to a judge.”

The state competition will take place in Kansas City from March 3-5.

Here’s the complete list of students who qualified for state:


DECA 2024
First Place

Leah Kaler - 1st Place Accounting

Imane Larhdiri - 1st Place Business Services Marketing

Campbell Bahr & Kaitlyn Stumpf - 1st Place Business Law & Ethics Team Decision Making

Raksha Thiagarajan - 1st Place Business Services Operations Research

Larhdiri - 1st Place Hospitality and Tourism Operations Research

Jessica Wagner - 1st Place Career Development Project



Second Place

Santosh Manikandan - 2nd Place Accounting

Isabella Casas - 2nd Place Hotel and Lodging Management

Abigail Grover - 2nd Place Principles of Marketing

Lilly Fister & Alyse Gorman - 2nd Place Marketing Management Team Decision Making

Ben Wiley & John-Paul Burton - 2nd Place Hospitality and Tourism Operations Research

Ellen Ziegler - 2nd Place Community Giving Project 

Arely Perez- Gomez-2nd Place Start-Up Business Plan

Ava Reidy - 2nd Place Buying and Merchandising Operations Research



Third Place

Carter Ashby - 3rd Place Accounting

Raksha Thiagarajan & Rathi Thiagarajan - 3rd Place Financial Team Decision Making

Gabrielle Medina & Paige Quinn -3rd Place Business Services Operations Research Imane 

Ryleigh McKinney & Peyton Watts - 3rd Place Hospitality and Tourism Operations Research



Fourth Place

Aicha Beye - 4th Place Human Resources Management

Lauren Wiley & Cadance Benson - 4th Place Entrepreneurship Team Decision Making



Fifth Place

Jessica Wagner - 5th Place Hotel and Lodging Management

Carmen Brassel & Ashley Vieluf - 5th Place Financial Team Decision Making



Sixth Place

Dylan Arnold - 6th Place Automotive Services



Seventh Place

Addison Grawer - 7th Place Apparel and Accessories 

Cale Eldredge - 7th Place Marketing Communication Series



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Rachel Church is a junior and this is her second year in the publications program. She also is in drama club and helps with many performances that take place in the theater. Outside of school, she likes listening to music, hanging out with friends, and going to Target. After high school, she plans on studying film in the hopes of working in the film industry.

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