DECA Announces the 2018-2019 Virtual Business Challenge Round 1 ICDC Qualifiers

DECA congratulates finalist teams in the first round of the 2018-2019 Virtual Business Challenge (VBC). The DECA Competitive Event is a fast-paced, online simulation that challenges students to manage tasks is the career areas of accounting, fashion, hotel management, personal finance, restaurant management, retail management or sports marketing.

The DECA members below ranked in the top two in their region in the first qualifying round. They have earned the opportunity to compete at the DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC) this spring in Orlando, Florida, providing teams meet their chartered association’s rules and regulations.

 

VBC Accounting

Central

  • WI – Brookfield Central High School – Stephanie Chen, Julianne Sun
  • IN – Carmel High School – Drew Fulkerson, Alex Van Bibber, Nimish Bhat

North Atlantic

  • ON – The Woodlands School – Kent Qi, Elaine Xu, Catherine Lam
  • ON – Richmond Hill High School – James Lin, Matthew Pechen-Berg, Emily Pang

Southern

  • TX – Round Rock High School – Dang Nguyen, Khoa Nguyen
  • TX – The Woodlands High School – Russell Witt

Western

  • CA – Washington High School – Mihir Tyagi, Sungum Sogani
  • CA – Irvington High School – Abhay Thacker, Rishik Lad

 

VBC Fashion

Central

  • IL – Highland Park High School – Zach Gordon, Sam Lothan, Allen Terman
  • OH – Meadowbrook High School – Maggie Johnson, Sydney Farley

North Atlantic

  • ON – Richmond Hill High School – Kevin Liu, Jerry Jiao, Sophia Li
  • ON – Bayview Secondary School – Bonnie Lu, Sharon He

Southern

  • FL – Southwest Miami High School Academy of Finance – Amanda Del Campo, Amy Herrera, Adrian Lopez
  • TX – Round Rock High School – Neal Gajjar, Grishm Patel, Elliot Lee

Western

  • AZ – Greenway High School – Michael Gallagher, Angela Tran, Nora Sayegh
  • CA – Granada Hills Charter High School – Alyssa Flores

 

VBC Hotel

Central

  • IN – Carmel High School – Sujay Prakash, Akio Fujita, Bryce Hull
  • ND – Grand Forks Central High School – Colton Kiley

North Atlantic

  • ON – Innisdale Secondary School – Diego Reategui, Matthew Cancilla, Terry Luan
  • ON – Richmond Hill High School – Leo Chen, Yili Liu, Yash Arora

Southern

  • NC – Cuthbertson High School, Ramkishore Annachi
  • TX – Vandegrift High School – Trinh Nguyen, Varun Gorti

Western

  • AZ – Sunrise Mountain High School – Kyle Brandimarte, Daniel Davenport, Logan Montgomery
  • CA – North Hollywood High School – Mia Steinhaus, Jason Goodman, Elinor Oren

 

VBC Personal Finance

Central

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

North Atlantic

  • ON – Iroquois Ridge High School – Victor Zhang, Jason Liu, Alexander Ma
  • ON – The Woodlands School – Jonathan Li, Venus Chau, Noah Coutinho

Southern

  • TX – Clements High School – Zile Zhu
  • FL – Southwest Miami High School Academy of Finance – Tomas Farias, Julio de la Cruz, Aliyah Neira

Western

  • AZ – Apollo High School – Andy Lee, Joel Barrera, Luis Garcia
  • CA – Lynbrook High School – Eric Yang, Akhil Aggarwal, Ashley Song

 

VBC Restaurant

Central

  • MO – Blue Springs South High School – Thomas Wons, Matthew Tiller
  • MN – Faribault High School – Brett Thomas

North Atlantic

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

Southern

  • GA – West Forsyth High School – Haley Shimer, Maren Saracki
  • FL – Southwest Miami High School Academy of Finance – Ronald Lam, Elaine Barroso

Western

  • CA – Lynbrook High School – Stephen Yang
  • AZ – Shadow Ridge High School – Ryan McDaniel, James Quiroz, William Fussell

 

VBC Retailing

Central

  • MO – Ozark High School – Garrett Vonbecker, Carson Colvin
  • OH – Ohio Hi Point Career Center – Tyler Smith, Elijah Smith

North Atlantic

  • ON – Richmond Hill High School – Justin Wang, Michelle Skidelsky, Eitan Korvat
  • NH – Hillsboro-Deering High School – Zachary Urban, Austin Gallagher, Jake Bachand

Southern

  • TX – Round Rock High School – Aayush Sharma, Monish Jayakumar, Abhiveer Kandimalla
  • FL – Southwest Miami High School Academy of Finance – Joel Aloma-Fernandez, Gerry Gonzalez

Western

  • CA – Lynbrook High School – Bharath Kumar, Alyssa Kim, Anay Deshpande
  • WA – Oak Harbor High School – Michael Fisken, Chloe Wallace, Marvin Thein

 

VBC Sports

Central

  • MI – West Bloomfield High School – Bradley Simtob, Alec Vincent, Paul Gagnon
  • IL – Highland Park High School – Jordy Mazza, Sam Dincin, Dylan Weiskirch

North Atlantic

  • MA – Algonquin Regional High School – Josh Harmon, Sam Forbush
  • NH – Hillsboro-Deering High School – Nathan McGillicuddy, Gunner Hagstrom, Julian Howell

 Southern

  • VA – Sherando High School – Quinn McPartand, Nate Laing, Joe Dahlinger
  • GA – West Forsyth High School – Curtis Newcomb, Daniel Fry

Western

  • CA – Mission San Jose High School – Maximilian Wang, Tylor Wu, Dylan Zhang
  • AZ – Apollo High School – Angel Tellez Rodriguez, Victoria Burgos, Jacquelynn Ha

 

 

Congratulations to all Virtual Business Challenge participants! Looking to earn a spot at ICDC? It is not too late! The second qualifying round begins January 8, 2019. Learn more.

 

 

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