5 Bluffton High students to compete at DECA conference in Utah

BLUFFTON, SC (WTOC) - Five Bluffton High School marketing and business students are competing at the upcoming International DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Nashell Simpson, Meg Tilton, Frank Ferrato, Laura Herring and Landon House were named state award winners.

The students competed at the DECA State Career Development Conference held in Charleston last weekend. DECA is a national association that supports business and marketing education.

Competing students took marketing or business-related written tests and also role-played in hypothetical business situations, with their performances scored by adult business volunteers based on performance indicators.

The students placed in the top 5 in their respective events.

Simpson placed first in Apparel and Accessories, Tilton second in Business Service, Ferrato third in Travel and Tourism, Herring fourth in Travel and Tourism Marketing Management and House placed fifth in Sports and Entertainment.

Copyright 2012 WTOC. All rights reserved.