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Published: Wednesday, 2/20/2008

Port Clinton: 8 DECA students to vie at state level

PORT CLINTON - Eight Port Clinton High School DECA students will have a chance next month to compete at the state level to demonstrate their knowledge of business topics following competition at the district level.

Port Clinton competed against 10 area schools by presenting solutions to business and marketing scenarios.

Placing at the district event:

•First: Josh Smith and Brandon Smith for team decisionmaking, and Zachary Nehls in restaurant and food service management series.

•Third: Danielle Droege and Anna Bacon, advertising campaign.

•Fourth: William Mowel, automotive services marketing series.

•Seventh: Brady Krupp, sports and entertainment marketing series.

•10th: Joseph Gilleland, quick service restaurant marketing series.

Port Clinton's DECA chapter was fifth overall in the DECA chapter of the year award.

The competition, held Feb. 8 at Terra Community College, determined qualifiers for the career development conference in Columbus March 7-9.

Students who make the trip to the state competition have the opportunity to qualify for the International Career Development Conference held in Atlanta in late April.

DECA is an international association of high school and college students who study marketing, management, and entrepreneurship in business, finance, hospitality, and marketing sales and service.

PORT CLINTON - The Port Clinton High School Concert Band will present its annual winter concert March 3 in the Port Clinton Performing Arts Center with a piece composed by an Ohioan.

The free concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

Among the offerings from Director Rod Miller will be the "Circus Days" march, composed by Ohio native Karl King.

The circus march is a type of music often performed by circus bands and were often referred to as "screamers," which indicated the extremely fast tempo in which they were performed.

The performance will include "Trail of Tears" by John Barnes, which has hints of a Native-American language being spoken during the music.

Additionally, the high school band will perform for the District Ohio Music Education Association Large Group Contests, at 4 p.m. March 8 at Perkins High School in Sandusky.

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