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Students win top honors at statewide competition

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Photo courtesy of Stafford Technical Center
Teresa Isabelle, left, a senior at Proctor High is the outgoing Secretary for Vermont DECA. She stands with two students from North Country Regional Technical Center.
 
On Feb. 11 and 12, Stafford Technical Center Hospitality and Entrepreneurship students participated in the annual Vermont Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) Career and Development Conference.  Events include public speaking, role-plays and written tests. Students that earned gold medals and 2nd year students will be attending the National DECA Conference in Anaheim, California in April.

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

Teresa Isabelle, a senior at Proctor High School completed her term as Secretary of Vermont DECA. She plans on furthering her hospitality education at Southern New Hampshire University in the fall.

Kaleigh Gilbert, Rutland High School Sophomore, earned the following medals: Silver inPublic Speaking, Honorable Mention in Principles of Hospitality Written Test, and Bronze in Overall Principles of Hospitality.

Kristina Shaw, Rutland High School Junior, earned the following medals for Principles of Hospitality: Gold on the Written Test, Silver for the Role Play, and Gold Overall.

Teresa Isabelle, Proctor High School Senior, earned the following medals for Hotel and Lodging Management:  Bronze in Role Play #1, Gold in Role Play #2, and Silver Overall, plus a $1500 Southern New Hampshire University Scholarship.

Soleil Bosley- Rutland High School Junior, earned the following medals for Principles of Marketing: Gold on the Written Test, Gold in the Role Play, and Gold Overall.