2014 DECA Scholarship Recipients

DECA would like to congratulate and recognize the over 100 members who received scholarships from DECA Inc., as well as DECA corporate partners. 

These recipients will be recognized at DECA's International Career Development Conference in Atlanta, Ga., during the Grand Award Session on May 6.

Central Region Scholarship

  • Enrique Balderas, Grafton DECA (N.D.)
  • Samantha Brown, Savannah DECA (Mo.)
  • Andrew Parsons, Appleton East DECA (Wis.)

Custom Resources Scholarship

  • Molly Koprek, Sauk Rapids Rice DECA (Minn.)

DECA Inc. Scholarship

  • Jenna Atkins, Billercia Memorial DECA (Mass.)
  • Nora Hartman, Streamwood DECA (Ill.)
  • George He, Fremont DECA (Calif.)
  • Jelena Hoffart, Clackamas DECA (Ore.)
  • Gabrielle McIntyre, North Tonawanda DECA (N.Y.)
  • Ricardo Mitrano, Cypress Bay DECA (Fla.)
  • Rachel Mortvedt, Ames DECA (Iowa)
  • Kathryn Mounsey, Skyline DECA (Wash.)
  • Jayne Pilachowski, Westford Academy DECA (Mass.)
  • Zachary Schaja, Marjory Stoneman Douglass DECA (Fla.)
  • Matthew Schmitz, Blue Valley West DECA (Kansas)
  • Maggie Shi, Kingston C.V.I. DECA (Ontario)
  • Paul Varadi, Wando DECA (S.C.)

Don DeBolt Scholarship

  • Ryan Clogg, Hartland DECA (Mich.)
  • Addisen Long, North DECA (N.D.)

Ed Davis Scholarship

  • Emily Daley, Broad Run DECA (Va.)
  • Christian Flaherty, Oliver Ames DECA (Mass.)

Ed Fleming Memorial Scholarship

  • Sophia Ding, Ronald Reagan DECA (Texas)

Goodheart-Willcox Publisher Scholarship

  • Abigail Peoples, Park Hill DECA (Mo.)

Hilton Worldwide Scholarship

  • Benek Bolohan, Millbrook DECA (N.C.)
  • Gabriel Groenig, Oak Harbor DECA (Wash.)
  • Dominic LaBell, Lenape Valley Regional DECA (N.J.)
  • Tymber Long Lincoln Southeast DECA (Neb.)
  • Galilea Zorola, Veterans Memorial DECA (Texas)

Journeys Scholarship

  • Ziyaad Khayrattee, Clements DECA (Texas)

Larry Lorenzi Memorial Scholarship

  • Jerry Zhang, Bayview Secondary DECA (Ontario)

Leonard Pokladnik Memorial Scholarship

  • Emily Zhen, Naperville Central DECA (Ill.)

M&M Productions USA Scholarship

  • Mishi Jain, Elkins DECA (Texas)
  • Corey Warren, Anthony Wayne DECA (Ohio)

Marriott International Scholarship

  • Victoria Bouras, Badger DECA (Wis.)
  • Michelle Foote, Forest Hills Northern DECA (Mich.)
  • Michael Hirsch, Cooper City DECA (Fla.)
  • Rebecca Leavy, Camden County DECA (Ga.)
  • Tayla Manson, Coventry DECA (R.I.)
  • Amila Porobic, Mallard Creek DECA (N.C.)
  • Joseph Rubino, Laramie Senior DECA (Wyo.)
  • Nicole Scott, Pine Creek DECA (Colo.)
  • Briana Wheatley, State College Area DECA (Penn.)
  • Tristen Zimmerman, Little Falls DECA (Minn.)

NAPA Scholarship

  • Philip An, International Academy East DECA (Mich.)
  • Alexis Garcia, Coral Springs Charter DECA (Fla.)
  • Angie Konicek, Sun Prairie DECA (Wis.)
  • Oscar Lee, Highland Park DECA (N.J.)
  • Margarita Oreta, Martin Luther King DECA (Calif.)

National Technical Honor Society Scholarship

  • Brittany Allen, D.H. Conley DECA (N.C.)
  • Caroline Van, Mountain Pointe DECA (Ariz.)

Otis Spunkmeyer Scholarship

  • Jami Adler, Tuscarora DECA (Va.)
  • Sedona Gaudin, Big Sky DECA (Mont.)
  • Regen Huffman, Lambert DECA (Ga.)
  • Kushal Kadakia, Clear Lake DECA (Texas)
  • William Kelley, Coeur d’Alene DECA (Idaho)
  • Jaydin Leslie, F.W. Buchholz DECA (Fla.)
  • Destiny Mantz, Clackamas DECA (Ore.)
  • Holly Stevens, Millbrook DECA (Va.)
  • Grant Strobl, Grosse Pointe DECA (Mich.)
  • Brenna Trueblood, Veterans DECA (Ga.)

Pat DiPlacido Memorial Scholarship

  • Zachary Wilker, Memorial DECA (Ohio)

PDC Productions Scholarship

  • Shane Siler, Alma DECA (Ark.)

PepsiCo Scholarship

  • Joshua Burke, Billercia Memorial DECA (Mass.)
  • James Takami, Inglemoor DECA (Wash.)

Publix Supermarkets Scholarship

  • Craig Blakey, White Knoll DECA (S.C.)
  • Brianna Bosch, East Ridge DECA (Fla.)
  • Natalie Catania, Coral Glades DECA (Fla.)
  • Tristan Coll, Southwest Miami DECA (Fla.)
  • Avi Matarasso, Monarch DECA (Fla.)

Safeway Scholarship

  • Lisa Amick, Oak Harbor DECA (Wash.)
  • Austin Baker, Valley Vista DECA (Ariz.)
  • Chloe Callahan, Woodinville DECA (Wash.)
  • Hunter Cooper, Tahoma Senior DECA (Wash.)
  • Austin Price, Keller DECA (Texas)
  • Natalie Rahman, Hamilton DECA (Ariz.)
  • Marie-Jose Serafin-Lopez, Oregon City DECA (Ore.)
  • William Simpson, Port Angeles DECA (Wash.)
  • Shane Stevenson, Pinnacle DECA (Ariz.)
  • Summerlyn Travis, Shadle Park DECA (Wash.)

Sonya Dismuke Memorial Scholarship

  • Noelle Petty, Lambert DECA (Ga.)

Vistar Scholarship

  • Sarah Collins, Lancaster DECA (N.Y.)
  • Harman Dhanoa, Raymond S. Kellis DECA (Ariz.)
  • Kevin Freedman, Grand Island DECA (N.Y.)
  • Rachel Gettier, Loudoun County DECA (Va.)
  • Shannon Martyn, Wellington DECA (Fla.)
  • Lauren Scott, South Aiken DECA (S.C.)
  • Megan Sundberg, Jefferson Township DECA (N.J.)
  • Kiahnah Thomas, Pinnacle DECA (Ariz.)
  • Bradley Weaver, West Forsyth DECA (Ga.)
  • Megan White, North Gwinnett DECA (Ga.)

Walgreens Scholarship

  • Byron Lo, Foothill DECA (Calif.)
  • Timothy Lu, Novi DECA (Mich.)
  • Grace Modl, Hamilton DECA (Wis.)
  • Maria Vargas, Buchholz DECA (Fla.)

Western Region Scholarship

  • Ashley Mata, Pasco DECA (Wash.)
  • Talynn Portillo, La Cueva DECA (N.M.)
  • Kassandra Strickland, Auburn DECA (Wash.)
  • Marvin Vergara, Casa Grande Union DECA (Ariz.)

DECA would also like to recognize the following advisors for receiving scholarships as well.

Johnson & Wales Advisor Scholarship

  • Stacey Gammella, Viera DECA (Fla.)
  • Jason Oliver, Centaurus DECA (Colo.)
  • Sarah Parker, Lorain County DECA (Ohio)
  • Denise Tucker, Woodrow Wilson DECA (Texas)
  • Amy Welch, Hamilton Career Center DECA (S.C.)

Otis Spunkmeyer 5-Star Business Award Scholarship

  • Brandie Clark, Westview DECA (Ore.)
  • Krys Ellis, Decatur DECA (Wash.)
  • Shanna Zimmerman, Wichita East DECA (Kansas)

Otis Spunkmeyer Advisor Scholarship

  • Connie Brame, NewBern DECA (N.C.)
  • Carmella Calafiore, Danbury DECA (Conn.)
  • Simone Seaton, East Ridge DECA (Fla.)

PepsiCo Advisor Scholarship

  • Snehal Bhakta, West Career & Technical Academy DECA (Nev.)

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