Students of the RTI Marketing Program performed exceedingly well at the recent DECA District Career Development Conference held in Jefferson City with approximately 250 students in attendance.

Twenty-seven students from RTI — 17 students for the first time — and eight students qualified to attend the State Career Development Conference in Kansas City during Rolla Public Schools’ Spring Break. 

 

The following students ranked in the top three of their respective events: 

 

— Delaney Boeker – Hotel & Tourism Professional Selling (Second Place) 

The event requires a 100 question marketing exam and the presentation of a proposal to accommodate 4000 attendees at a conference in a particular location to include hotel stay, meals, entertainment and transportation accommodations to a judge acting as the potential client.

 

—  Hannah Fryer – Hotel Lodging Management (First Place) 

The event requires a 100 question marketing exam and a role play scenario to include 10 minutes preparation prior to meeting with the judge for 10 minutes.

 

— Ema Grooms/Hayley Hohner – Community Service Project (Second Place) 

The event requires students to participate in a community service project, then write a 20 page paper describing the details, and create a 15 minute presentation for the judge.

 

— Sheradyn Kartchner – Food Management Service (Third Place) 

The event requires a 100 question marketing exam and a role play scenario to include 10 minutes preparation prior to meeting with the judge for 10 minutes.

 

— Aspen O’Neal – Financial Consulting Event (Second Place) 

The event requires a 100 question marketing exam and 15 minute presentation proposing  a budget to a potential client (judge) who has just graduated from college with specific financial goals.

 

— Avery Stinson-Ross/Jordan Warnement – Travel & Tourism Team Decision Making (Second Place) 

The event requires a 100 question marketing exam and a role play scenario to include 30 minutes preparation prior to meeting with the judge for 15 minutes.

 

— Sophie Moreland – Integrated Marketing Campaign Event (Second Place) 

The event requires 100 question marketing exam, written 10 page paper proposing a marketing plan for a specific event, and a 15 minute presentation of that plan to a judge acting as the potential client.