Culinary Arts/Hospitality student Owen Hoerner from OSTC-SE and Berkley High School chose to compete with the Marketing class in DECA this year.
His category was Business Services Marketing and he earned a placement to move from the District competition to the State competition.
Owen has always displayed a drive for success, and after competing in the SkillsUSA Baking and Pastry category during his junior year, he was looking for a new challenge. At DECA States he performed well, earning a trip to the DECA International Competition in Nashville! Owen worked hard, utilizing his time with Entrepreneurship and Advanced Marketing Instructor Amy Bowman and her DECA competitors to practice and prepare for States. Owen has a real drive to be successful and it was obvious as he accepted his award on stage at the DECA state competition in Detroit.
What a great story of a student who embodies what happens at OSTC-SE!
In addition to Owen, Lakyra Keys, Entrepreneurship and Advanced Marketing student from OSTC SE and Southfield University High School competed in the Principles of Marketing category at the DECA State competition. Lakyra worked hard studying and practicing her interpersonal and problem-solving skills for her role plays. Her hard work paid off! She earned a medal for one of the best role play event performances in the state. She is a junior and plans to return to OSTC SE and DECA next year.
A big congrats to both Owen and Lakyra as their hard work and passion has paid off.