Two Gibraltar Students Prepare For State DECA Competition
2/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
By Megan Roltgen
Gibraltar High School juniors Ben Anderson and Carl Witteborg are polishing up their oral presentation skills for the state DECA competition in March.
Gibraltar Marketing and Business Education Teacher and DECA Advisor, Mary Witteborg, says Ben and Carl collaborated to write a promotion plan for the Red Putter in Ephraim for the Sports and Entertainment written event and each will compete individually in the Food Marketing oral event.
While Ben and Carl are well prepared for the written event, they'll have no idea what kind of situation they will have to manage in the Food Marketing event until 15 minutes before they present their solution to the judge.
Both students will face two such role-playing situations and two comprehensive evaluations in the Food Marketing event on March 20 in Lake Geneva, after they've presented their promotion plan to a judge on March 19.
If they do well, Ben and Carl could move on to the national competition in Anaheim, Calif. in April.
Witteborg says they are still looking for judges for the state DECA competition. No certification is necessary, only a background in business. Visit http://www.decaregistration.com/judges/wi/ for more information and to register.
Gibraltar DECA members Ben Anderson, Arianna Fearing, Nora Harris and Melinda Kroening proudly display the medals they earned at the district competition in Jaunary. Anderson and his partner in the written promotion plan event, Carl Witteborg (not pictured), are moving on to the state competition to present the plan they wrote for the Red Putter in Ephraim.