Rock Ridge DECA Qualifies for States

Members of the Rock Ridge High School DECA chapter placed in the top four at the District 8 competition on November 10th, earning the right to compete in March at the Virginia State Leadership Conference in Virginia Beach.

In the Fundamentals of Business and Marketing events held for freshmen, Ihita Bolisetty finished second and Lauren Yi finished third in the Selling event.  Shreya Chacko finished third in the social media event.  Bhavya Sethi finished first, Aniha Kuninti finished third and Rhea Reddy finished fourth in the job interview event.

In the Principles of Business and Marketing events held for first-year DECA students, Sanskar Bista finished third and Swetha Duvvapu finished fourth in Principles of Business Management. Ryan Buermeyer finished second and Tatum Wall finished third in the Principles of Hospitality and Tourism event.  Uddipta Sarkar finished first, Lara Kulkarni finished second, Adya Kumar finished third and Priyanshi Jeevagan finished fourth for a clean sweep of Principles of Marketing.  Aakash Mehta finished second and Shlok Nangia fourth in the Principles of Finance event.

In the Business and Marketing Series, events open to students in all grade levels. Evan Fitch won second place in Apparel and Accessories.  Franklin Guerrero finished second, Lakshmi Addala finished third and Angad Aggarwal finished fourth in the Business Finance event.  Jack Zapp won third place in Business Services Marketing. Zoe Mutreja won second place in the Entrepreneurship event. Adith Kannan won fourth place in Food Marketing.  Haarika Kalahasti won second place in the Hotel Lodging Management event. Venkat Miriyala won third place in Human Resources Marketing.  Tanya Acharya won fourth place in the Marketing Communications event.  Shakti Kasirajan won third place and Ellie Joyce fourth place in Personal Financial Literacy.  Kennedy Bullington won third place in the Quick Service Restaurant Marketing event.  Ryan Adeli finished first, Sam Davies finished third and Nicholas Hagenlock finished fourth in Retail Merchandising.  Matthew Simmons won fourth place in the Sports and Entertainment Marketing event.

Sandra Tucker is Rock Ridge’s DECA sponsor.