DECA, FBLA 2018-2019
Business Students bring home awards
Posted on 02/14/2019
PPI logocollage of students with awards

DECA, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and Life Smarts are all extra curricular opportunities for students in high school business classes to further explore their interest in a variety of business careers.

In January, the Board of Education recognized the South High LifeSmarts team of Evan Sims, Akshat Nadella, Nathan Swain, Tyler Donsky and Will Donsky and their sponsor Ann Klemme. Together they celebrated their LifeSmarts state championship. LifeSmarts, the ultimate consumer challenge, is an educational opportunity for students in 6th-12th grade through the National Consumers League. Students qualify by taking online quizzes in five main areas: Personal Finance, Technology, Consumer Rights, Environment and Health and Safety. The top 12 teams in this online competition advance to state, where everyone has the chance to compete in two rounds, then the top three teams compete in two rounds for the title. While the South High team has qualified for nationals, they will be at the state FBLA conference and competition on those dates instead.

There, they will be joined by fellow Fort Zumwalt students from all four high schools. In February students competed at the district level, with Zumwalt students advancing to state in almost 50 categories. Similarly, students in marketing classes who also participate in DECA competed at their district conference, where more than 20 Fort Zumwalt students advanced to state in March. All of these students have the chance to earn a spot at their national competitions later this spring.

DECA students headed to state

East High

Josh Simpson - Marketing Communication Individual Series

Sean Canoy - Automotive Services Marketing Individual Series

North High

Evan Clausner - 5th place in Business Services Marketing

Zoe Enloe - 6th place in Retail Merchandise Marketing

Lexi Martin - 5th place in Full Serve Restaurant Marketing

Nolan McLaughlin - 1st place in sports and entertainment marketing

Lucas Osdieck - 3rd place in Automotive Services Marketing

South High

Andrew Castelli- Sports and Entertainment Team Decision Making

Mandy Culian - Financial Consulting

Morgan Holladay - Community Service Project

Abby Klos - Hospitality Services Team Decision Making

Katie Light - Hospitality Services Team Decision Making

Connor Martin - Sports and Entertainment Team Decision Making

Erin Sammelmann - Sports and Entertainment Team Decision Making

Chloe Sanders - Public Relations Project

Leah Smith - Sports and Entertainment Team Decision Making

Ella Wagner - Community Service Project

Luke Walsh - Sports and Entertainment Individual Series

West High

Micah Barnes - 2nd Place in Apparel and Accessories Marketing Series

Shannon Bock - 1st Place in Apparel and Accessories Marketing SeriesAlicia Shane and 2nd Place in Food Marketing Series

Emma Wilkins - 4th Place in Quick Serve Restaurant Management

FBLA students headed to state


Business Calculations

Nancy Lin

Business Communication

Nancy Lin

Hospitality Management

Suad Gharib

Political Science

Nancy Lin

Public Speaking

Suad Gharib


Business Calculations

Caleb Fick

Business Communication

Emily Sigmund and Hannah Wilmes

Business Ethics

Jared Aldrich, Caleb Brown, Gustav Wicshmann

Business Financial Plan

Mackenzie Janes, Chance Orf

Business Law

Celeste O’Brien and Jared Aldrich

Digital Video Production

Celeste O’Brien, Aileen Puscian, Hannah Wilmes


Destiny Mueller

Impromptu Speaking

Alison Boschert

Introduction to Business Communication

Gwen Raziq

Personal Finance

Alyssa Stuppy and Caleb Fick

Public Service Announcement

Amanda Eversgerd, Aileen Puscian, Riley Soener

Social Media Campaign

Destiny Mueller, Celeste O’Brien, Emily Sigmund

Web Site Development

Amanda Eversgerd, Hannah Wilmes

Word Processing

Alyssa Stupp


Accounting I

Jackson Sefrit

Accounting II

Jackson Sefrit

Banking & Financial Systems

Tyler Donsky, Akshat Nadella, Evan Sims

Cyber Security

Jishnu Sivaprasad


Colin Hacker, Aravind Kalathil, Joshua Laya

Health Care Administration

Aravind Kalathil and Jahnavi Pydimukkala

Insurance & Risk Management

Tyler Donsky and Evan Sims

Introduction to Business Communication

Karthik Digavalli, Samuel Bottini, Twisha Nadella

Introduction to Business Procedures

Karthik Digavalli

Introduction to FBLA

Ishani Patel, Maitreyi Bhagat, Maggie Fu, Alyson Solimando

Introduction to Financial Math

Joseph He

Introduction to Information Technology

Karthik Digavalli

Management Decision Making

Ben Pilla, Vishnu Sivaprasad

Networking Concepts

Satya Datla and Nathan Swain

Personal Finance

Jacob Albrecht and Luke Johns

Political Science

Joshua Laya

Publication Design

Abby Regenstein, Alyson Solimando, Lily Volz

Securities & Investments

Akshat Nadella and Evan Sims

Spreadsheet Applications

Abby Regenstein



Blake Miller

Business Law

Mihir Parmar

Computer Problem Solving

Eric Marston

Global Business

Christina Huang, Tyler Kupcho

Health Care Administration

Blake Miller

Introduction to Business Presentation

Ella Brown


Chloe Miller

Political Science

Allison Coil