Future Leaders in Action: KHS Students Shine at State DECA Conference


Nineteen Kimberly High School (KHS) students recently participated in the Wisconsin DECA State Career Development Conference (SCDC). Approximately 1,400 DECA students from over 100 schools throughout Wisconsin attended the state conference. The SCDC was held at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva from February 26-28, 2024. SCDC based on their successful performance at the district-level competition at Bayport High School.

Of the 19 students who represented KHS, 15 advanced to the International Career Development Conference (ICDC). In addition, the KHS DECA chapter was recognized as one of the top ten chapters in Wisconsin, earning a diamond chapter status. ICDC will be held April 27-30 in Anaheim, California.

Results for Kimberly's competitors are as follows:

Independent Business Plan
Sydney Weyenberg, First Place 

Financial Literacy Project 
Sophie Roehrborn, Addison Slinger & Madison Weyenberg, Frist Place 

Franchise Business Plan 
Ethan Cline & Owen Sitek, Fourth Place 

Innovation Plan 
Greta Melzl & Connor Lindenberg, Finalist 

Sales Project 
Jacob Behnke & Grant Campbell, Finalist 

Career Development Project 
Maddy Gunkel & Alyona Zabel, Fifth Place 

Automotive Services 
Sophie Roehrborn, Fifth Place 

Business Law and Ethics 
Lindsay Massey & Ella Piette, Test Medalist 

Buying and Merchandising Team Decision Making 
Maddy Gunckel & Alyona Zabel, Third Place 

Principles of Marketing 
Ella McGee, Role Play Medalist 

Human Resource Management 
Madison Weyenberg, Second Place 

Travel & Tourism Team Decision Making 
Greta Melzl & Connor Lindenberg, Fourth Place 

Marketing Management Team Decision Making 
Jacob Behnke & Grant Campbell, Finalist 

SCDC featured a variety of competitions, including written events, role-playing events, and case study presentations. Students had the chance to showcase their knowledge and skills in areas such as marketing management, finance, hospitality and tourism, and entrepreneurship. In addition to the competitions, the conference featured keynote speakers, workshops, and networking opportunities for students to connect with professionals in their fields of interest.