Butler Tech seal

Butler Tech – Edgewood DECA Earns Chapter Honor & Qualifies for the Ohio DECA Career Development Conference


Butler Tech – Edgewood DECA was recently awarded the Membership Campaign – Achievement Level for the 2021-2022 school year.

Each year, DECA recognizes leading chapters that have built strong local programs focused on serving an exceptional number of members, advisors, alumni, and business partners. These chapters and individuals dedicate their year to academic and career preparation, community service projects, membership recruitment, school outreach activities, and other DECA-related endeavors.

The chapter’s advisor, Rocky Chasteen, and student leaders have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to DECA and of the 3,000 DECA chapters, only 775 chapters earned recognition in DECA’s membership campaign. Additionally, numerous Butler Tech – Edgewood DECA students have qualified to advance to the Ohio DECA Career Development Conference in Columbus, Ohio in March.

State Qualifiers & Award Recipients:

Paeton Emmert                                           Accounting Applications Series – 3rd Place

Colton Haller                                               Business Services Finance Series Event – 3rd Place

Kaely Dinn                                                   Business Services Finance Series Event – 4th Place

Alivia Spears                                                Business Services Marketing Series Event – 2nd Place

Hunter Allen                                                Business Services Marketing Series Event – 3rd Place

Hayley Craycraft                                         Entrepreneurship Series Event – 3rd Place

Lily Pfeiffer                                                  Financial Consulting Event – 3rd Place

Laura Yeckel                                                Food Marketing Series Event – 4th Place

Maura Young                                               Human Resource Management Series Event – 3rd Place

Rylan Brown                                                Marketing Communications Series Event – 3rd Place

Garrett Beckman                                        Personal Financial Literacy Event – 3rd Place

Eli Jones                                                       Principles of Finance – 2nd Place

Peyton Smith                                               Principles of Finance – 3rd Place

Kurt Browning                                             Principles of Marketing – 3rd Place

Katie Ballantyne                                          Restaurant and Food Service Management Series – 1st Place

Alysa Gonzalez                                             Retail Merchandising Series – 1st Place

Bella Chain/Emmalee Shepherd              Business Law and Ethics Team Decision Making – 2nd Place

Braydon Grooms/Tristen Strode             Financial Services Team Decision Event – 1st Place

Wyatt Anderson/Carson Lykins               Financial Services Team Decision Event – 2nd Place

Camryn Stewart/Jacob Valerio                Innovation Plan – 1st Place


Award Recipients at District Level:

Chase Hobbs                                               Automotive Services Marketing Series Event – 5th Place

Cassidy Claxton                                          Human Resource Management Series Event – 5th Place

Cameron Phillips                                       Principles of Business Management and Administration – 4th Place

Lily Thompson                                           Principles of Business Management and Administration – 5th Place

Hayden Honchul                                       Principles of Finance – 5th Place

Maggie Henderson                                   Principles of Hospitality and Tourism – 5th Place

Mary Liming                                              Start-Up Business Plan – 4th Place

Madelynn Webb/Meghan King             Buying & Merchandising Team Decision Making Series – 5th Place

Carter Smith/Luke Smith                       Entrepreneurship Team Decision Making Series-5th Place

Connor Cooper/ Brayden Fitzwater     Marketing Management Team Decision Making Series – 4th Place

Cooper Chasteen/Micah Perkins          Marketing Management Team Decision Making Series – 5th Place


About DECA Inc. DECA is a career and technical student organization that prepares over 225,000 emerging leaders and entrepreneurs who are interested in careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, apply learning, connect to business and promote competition. DECA student members leverage their DECA experience to become academically prepared, community-oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders.

For more information about DECA, visit http://www.deca.org.