2023 District DECA Results

2023 District DECA Results

The Greater Nebraska DECA Conference was held at the Harms Center at WNCC on November 7th, 2023. Over 120 students from Scottsbluff, Sidney, and Gering Nebraska competed in 14 marketing, management, and entrepreneurship events. The conference was a great success, due in large part to the contributions of over 20 local business and community leaders who served as judges for the conference. Students were required to take a written test and participate in a judged role play. The scores of the two were added together to determine the top three individuals in each marketing area.

Scottsbluff DECA had 22 students place in the top 3 with 6 of those members being 1st place medal winners. Several more members earned top 3 finishes in either the written test or the judged role play. Scottsbluff DECA medalists include:


Apparel & Accessories Marketing – 

1st Place – Emilee Bentley

3rd Place – Cameron Figg

Accounting Applications – 

1st Place – Maci Dorshorst

2nd Place – Kian Blomstedt 

Automotive Services Marketing

2nd Place – Keaton Kovarik

Business Finance

3rd Place – Dre Casillas

Business Services Marketing

1st Place – Nielli Heinold

2nd Place – Natalie Larsen


1st Place – JT Painter

3rd Place – Ava Reed

Food Marketing

3rd Place – Taylor Bruce

Hotel & Lodging Management 

1st Place – Hannah Shaddick

2nd Place – Emme Hilyard

Human Resources Management

3rd Place – Abby Roberts

Marketing Communications

1st Place – MaCee Neu

2nd Place – Emma Marks

3rd Place – Taylor Hafeman

Restaurant & Food Service Management

3rd Place – Jessica Schaff

Retail Merchandising

2nd Place – Mikayla Garcia

3rd Place – Hannah Gieck

Sports & Entertainment Marketing

2nd Place – Cord Symons

 3rd Place – Oliver Carpenter