MGSH-DECAMore than 40 Maple Grove students competed at the MN District 4 DECA conference on Jan. 11-12. Twenty-five students qualified for state in 17 events. Additionally, three students finished in the top three for their events.

DECA is a business and marketing organization that cultivates emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. State qualifiers will compete in March at the state conference in Minneapolis.

See the list of state qualifiers below:


Marketing and Team Decision Making:

  • Adi Pidaparti

Employment Interview- Entry Level: 

  • Fariza Hassau

Economics in Marketing:

  • Adi Pidaparti

Entrepreneurship Innovation Plan:

  • Matt Casey, Trevor Gifft & Eric Kopen
  • Amara Anyamele
  • Megan Pinkowski & Sophie Vrba

Financial Consulting:

  • Fariza Hassau
  • Leena Sebastian

Hotel and Lodging Management:

  • Yogitha Posani
  • Megan Pinkowski

Hospitality Team Decision Making Event:

  • Sri Akurati, Zoe Lim

Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling Event:

  • Ellie Brimeyer

Marketing Team Decision Making:

  • Adi Pidaparti

Principles of Business Administration:

  • Lanette Ndubi

Personal Financial Literacy:

  • Eric Kopen (2nd place)

Principles of Hospitality and Tourism:

  • Ayesha Quireshi

Principles of Marketing:

  • Fariza Haussau
  • Matt Casey
  • Tommy Modec III

Quick Serve Restaurant Management:

  • Sophie Vrba (1st place)

Restaurant and Food Service Management:

  • Trevor Gifft (2nd place)

Retail Merchandising:

  • Amara Anyamele

Sports and Entertainment Marketing:

  • Noah Corwin

Sports and Entertainment Team Decision Making:

  • Mackenzie Guarneri, Katerina Hoffman
  • Travel and Tourism Team Event
  • Akhil Gupta, Sikai Yang
  • Azrin Awal, Aditi Tunstall
  • Ellie Brimeyer, Brittany Martinek               

-Published Jan. 14, 2015