DECA Announces the 2019-2020 Virtual Business Challenge Round 1 ICDC Qualifiers

DECA congratulates finalist teams in the first round of the 2019-2020 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 Nashville, Tennessee, providing teams meet their chartered association’s rules and regulations.

VBC Accounting

Central

  • MN – Shakopee High School – Jacqueline Macht
  • MO – Springfield Central High School – Ian Hopper

North Atlantic

  • ON – The Woodlands School – William Wang, Kent Oi, Catherine Lam
  • ON – Richmond Hill High School – Matthew Pechen-Berg, Emily Pang, Michael Jin

Southern

  • TX – Round Rock High School – Srishaan Iyengar, Shantanu Thorat, Arvind Balaji
  • NC – Cox Mill High School – Nate Skvoretz

Western

  • CA – Washington High School – Sungum Sogani, Mihir Tyagi
  • CA – Lynbrook High School – Gaby Tran

 

VBC Fashion

Central

  • IL – Highland Park High School – Lucy Cohen, Olivia Mazursky
  • MI – West Bloomfield High School – Tejas Kode, Raj Mulherkar, Kyler Hwa

North Atlantic

  • ON – Richmond Hill High School – Kevin Liu, Sophia Li
  • ON – PE Trudeau High School – Matthew Wang, Star Xie, Larry Wu

Southern

  • FL – Southwest Miami High School AOF – Amy Herrera, Adrian Lopez, Amanda Del Campo
  • TX – McNeil High School – Samuel Zhou, Maanas Shah, Kishan Patel

Western

  • CA – Lynbrook High School – Vincent Su, Aman Kumpaway, Naman Singhal
  • AZ – Greenway High School – Mikayla Tang, Michael Gallagher, Taylor Brown

 

VBC Hotel Management

Central

  • ND – Grand Forks Central High School – Baylor Anttila
  • IL – Highland Park High School – Henry Mann, Jack Bilow, Harrison Menaker

North Atlantic

  • ON – The Woodlands School – Elaine Xu, Peter Doan, Jacob Liu
  • ON – White Oaks SS – Jake Shin, Laura Liu, Jessica Liu

Southern

  • NC – North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics – Ramkishore Annachi
  • TX – Lake Travis High School – Manoj Singireddy, Nihanth Attaluri, Soupy De

Western

  • CA – Lynbrook High School – Aayush Seth, Arnav Doshi, Pranav Kadiyala
  • WA – Deer Park High School – Matthew Bilbruck, Cutter Taylor

 

VBC Personal Finance

Central

  • OH – Ohio Hi-Point Career Center Triad – Brian Ferguson, Austin Swiatek
  • ND – Southeast Region Career & Technology Center – Ryan Hermes

North Atlantic

  • NJ – Ocean Township High School – Isaac Greenspan, Steven Gambino, Lucky Perrotto
  • ON – St. Paul SS (Mississauga) – Shaun Lazaro, Irene Hu

Southern

  • TX – Round Rock High School – Evan Lock, Hariharan Jayakumar, Akhsheiy Tangutur
  • FL – Southwest Miami High School AOF – Alejandro Aparcedo, Jonathan Trista

Western

  • CA – Mission San Jose High School – Ethan Lee, Derek Luan, Alexander Hu
  • AZ – Apollo High School – Andy Lee, Sergio Rodriguez

  

VBC Restaurant

Central

  • MO – Blue Springs South High School – Alivia Brewer, Henry Cooper
  • IL – Highland Park High School – Max Kaplan, Zachary White

North Atlantic

  • ON – Richmond Hill HS – Matthew Pechen-Berg, Michael Jin, James Lin
  • ON – White Oaks SS – Stephanie Xiang, James Ouyang

Southern

  • FL – Southwest Miami High School AOF – Mariangel Reyes, Eriel Garcia
  • FL – Coral Glades High School – Jacob Evans

Western

  • CA – Lynbrook High School – Bharath Kumar, Anay Deshpande, Arjun Kumar
  • AZ – Shadow Ridge High School – Brody Fussell, Shane Rath, Ryan McDaniel

 

VBC Retail

Central

  • OH – Ohio Hi-Point Career Center Triad – Jacob Partlow, Lillian Hill
  • MI – West Bloomfield High School – Mick Gordinier, Kaleb Bertovich, Aaryan Chandna

North Atlantic

  • ON – Innisdale SS – Justin Chow, Yang Zhang, Wacira Muiruri
  • NH – Hillsboro-Deering High School – Chloe Braun, Emma Curley, Cassidy Marshall

Southern

  • FL – Southwest Miami High School AOF – Karla Valero, Aliyah Neira, Ian Varona
  • TX – Round Rock High School – Saahir Janmohamed, Seokchan Oh

Western

  • CA – Lynbrook High School – Bharath Kumar, Anay Deshpande, Arjun Kumar
  • AZ – Greenway High School – Erich Norris, Tyler Mosier, Luke Nelson

 

VBC Sports

Central

  • IL – Highland Park High School – Sam Schulkin, Max Laky, Andrew Kerpel
  • MI – West Bloomfield High School – Sundeep Ravella, Abbaas Hakim, Ali Hakim

North Atlantic

  • NH – Hillsboro-Deering High School – Nathan McGillicuddy, Gunner Hagstrom, Julian Howell
  • ON – Innisdale SS – Victor Milne

Southern

  • AR – Springdale Har-Ber High School – Conor Clardy, Caleb Burns, Lawson Jenkins
  • VA – Sherando High School – Joe Wagner, Bryce Williams, Brayden Wilkins

Western

  • CA – Mission San Jose High School – Maximilian Wang, Tylor Wu, Dylan Zhang
  • CA – Valley Christian High – San Jose – Tevin Wang, Leon Yee, Spencer He

 

Congratulations to all Virtual Business Challenge participants! Looking to earn a spot at #DECAICDC? It is not too late! The second qualifying round begins January 7, 2020. Learn more.

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