2017-2018 DECA Virtual Business Challenge Round 1 Qualifiers

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, click here.

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

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