NDSCS Business Management students qualified for the international DECA competition

2023 DECA team

The North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS) is proud to announce that a team of students from its business management program recently competed at the 2023 North Dakota Collegiate DECA State Conference held in Fargo. This annual competition brings together some of North Dakota's best and brightest business students from eight different colleges to compete in various business case study events.

The NDSCS team, consisting of thirty-five members, performed exceptionally well with eighteen of them qualifying for the international competition in April in Orlando, Fla.

We are proud to announce the following individuals and their events:

  • Lauren Schiefert, (Finalist) in Financial Accounting
  • Lydia Vipond, (2nd Place) in Entrepreneurship Operations
  • Keagan Neppl, (3rd Place) in Entrepreneurship Operations
  • Alex Kelstrom, (Finalist) in Restaurant and Food Service
  • Cassie Hanson, (3rd Place) in Retail Management
  • Dustin Bentow, (2nd Place) in Sales Manager Meeting
  • Parker Holtberg, (Finalist) in Sales Manager Meeting
  • Jack Johnson, (2nd Place) in Travel and Tourism
  • Reid Goodman, (Finalist) in Travel and Tourism
  • Reid Goodman/Parker Holtberg, (Finalists) in Business-to-Business Team
  • Jewelia Siegler/Kason Hartel, (3rd Place) in Business Ethics Team
  • Anna Betz/Cassie Hanson, (2nd Place) competed in International Marketing Team
  • Arianna Berryhill/Matt Fischer, (3rd Place) competed in International Marketing Team
  • Kierra Christoferson/Madison Syvertsen, (3rd Place) competed in Marketing Communications Team
  • Barbara Prante/Keagan Neppl, (Finalists) competed in Marketing Communications Team
  • Jack Johnson/Mason Thom, (3rd Place) competed in Sports and Entertainment Marketing Team

“We are extremely proud of our students as this was, for most, their first experience in a Collegiate DECA competitive event,” said Gregory Anderson, the faculty advisor for NDSCS Collegiate DECA. “These students’ performance is a testament to their dedication and hard work, and is a true reflection of the quality of education that NDSCS provides.”

Photo Caption: (ICDC Qualifiers L - R) Barbara Prante, Jack Johnson, Mason Thom, Madison Syvertsen, Keagan Neppl, Kierra Christoferson, Reid Goodman, Parker Holtberg, Matt Fischer, Alex Kelstrom, Cassie Hanson, Arianna Berryhill, Anna Betz, Jewelia Siegler, Dustin Bentow, Lydia Vipond, Lauren Schiefert


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