Two locals qualify for DECA nationals


WHS students have opportunity to represent school

By Bev Mullen - For the Record-Herald



From left to right, Washington High School Principal Tracy Rose, DECA State winner, Seth Hamusik, DECA advisor, David Penwell, DECA State winner, Jaxon Singleton, and assistant principal Jon Hemmelgarn.


Two Washington High School DECA students have the honor of representing their school at the National DECA contest in Anaheim, Calif. April 26 – 30.

Jaxon Singleton and Seth Hamusik won their events at the district level and the state level. Hamusik placed in the top four in the country.

In order to attend the national contest, the students had to pass a 100-question test and role play (on their business topic) with some of the top businessmen/women in the country as judges.

If you would like to help these students raise the $1,500, each, needed to get to Anaheim, send your donations to David Penwell, DECA advisor in care of Washington High School, 400 S. Elm St., Washington C.H.

With nearly a 70-year history, DECA has impacted the lives of more than 10 million students, educators, school administrators and business professionals since it was founded in 1946, according to the DECA website. Their strong connection with DECA has resonated into a brand that people identify as a remarkable experience in the preparation of emerging leaders and entrepreneurs. DECA’s programs and activities have constantly evolved as it uses the latest technology to apply cutting edge educational research.

From left to right, Washington High School Principal Tracy Rose, DECA State winner, Seth Hamusik, DECA advisor, David Penwell, DECA State winner, Jaxon Singleton, and assistant principal Jon Hemmelgarn.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2017/03/web1_2017032995.jpgFrom left to right, Washington High School Principal Tracy Rose, DECA State winner, Seth Hamusik, DECA advisor, David Penwell, DECA State winner, Jaxon Singleton, and assistant principal Jon Hemmelgarn.
WHS students have opportunity to represent school

By Bev Mullen

For the Record-Herald