Sussex Tech students place at state competitions for business, hospitality

Sussex Technical High School students recently won statewide honors at the Delaware competitions for the Business Professionals of America, or BPA, and the Distributed Education Clubs of America, or DECA.

Among the local students representing Sussex Tech’s business, finance and marketing program in the BPA competition were:

• Victoria Noon, a sophomore from Frankford, who won fifth place in Personal Financial Management; and

• Trinity Kelso, a sophomore from Millsboro, who made the team finals with Noon in the Small Business Management category.

BPA is a career-technical student organization that is designed to prepare students for careers in business and information technology.

DECA is a career-technical student organization designed to prepare students for careers in marketing, hospitality, finance and management.

Local students representing Sussex Tech’s hospitality program in the DECA competition included:

• Kyle Morris, a junior from Millsboro, who won third place in the Hospitality Services Team Decision-Making competition with Shannon O’Hara, a junior from Milford.

Several Tech students were also recognized for placing first in a series of online virtual business simulations held during October, including:

• Hayley Talbot, a junior from Georgetown, and Cassidy Chaivre, a junior from Millsboro, in Retail Management.