Keeping their winning streak strong, the W.A. Lettinga DECA team took home six first-place, three second-place, and one third-place award along with eight finalist medals at state competition in Grand Rapids last weekend!

Davenport’s commitment to real-world, hands-on learning and the DU Excellence System competencies helped the team create and present viable solutions in case studies and role plays that impressed the judges and helped them shut out 200 strong competitors from Michigan State, U of  M, Kettering, Central Michigan University, and Northwood University among others.

This year marks the fourth year in a row the W.A. Lettinga DECA team has also won the service challenge by collecting over 400 items to make care packages for soldiers overseas! Additionally, 19 DU alumni and employees served as judges and coordinators for the day’s events, promoting DU’s commitment to community and quality!

Congratulations to everyone on a job well done!

First Place Awards

Breanna Wallace & Jaymie Puskarich – Event Planning

Drew Boatright & Graham Sniesak – Financial Statement Analysis

Dylan Kichak – Accounting

Zac Lingen – Retail Management

Second Place Awards

Drew Boatright – Accounting

Tessa Weidenfeller & Mackenzie Bell – Business to Business Marketing

Third Place Awards

Zac Lingen – Sales Management Meeting

Top 5 Finalists

Austin Sirowatka & Christian Sirowatka – Emerging Technology Marketing Strategies

Top 8 Finalists

Dylan Kichak & Larissa Karimwabo – Business to Business Marketing

Jaymie Puskarich – Retail Management

Larissa Karimwabo – Hotel & Lodging Marketing/Management

Nolan Kinchsular – Sales Management Meeting

Paul Chittenden – Retail Management