Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Pictureed Bottom Row L – R McKenzi Babin, Hayden Decoteau, Susan Allen, Colbi Foltz, Courtney Hotard, Asa Newell, Shandreka Martin, Abby Harris, Parker Vige, Bailey Saucier Top Row L-R  Haley Naquin, Marlee Hebert, Margaret Britton, Anastasia Britton, Andre Boudreaux, Haley Thompson, Caelyn McAllister, Jasmine Sampson, Brittany Aikens, Joycelyn Hill.

On Feb. 22 and Feb. 23, East Ascension High School DECA members attended the 2015 Louisiana DECA Career Development Conference where students competed against DECA members from across the state. The East Ascension High School marketing students along with their advisor, Ms. Caillouet, would like to thank the Marketing Education Retail Alliance (MERA) for providing financial assistance for this activity. MERA grants are funded through the Louisiana Department of Economic Development under the authority of LA R.S. 47:318.

Congratulations to the following EA students for their accomplishments.

1st Place in Marketing Internship Job Interview, Abby Harris

1st Place in Food Marketing Series, Parker Vige

1st Place in Buying and Merchandising Team Decision Making, the team of Abby Harris and Parker Vige

2nd Place in Accounting Applications, Joycelynn Hill

2nd Place in Retail Merchandising Series, Shandreka Martin

2nd Place in Sports and Entertainment Marketing Team Decision Making, the team of Anastasia Britton and Margaret Britton

2nd Place in Business Financial Services, Courtnay Hotard

2nd Place in Buying and Merchandising Team Decision Making, the team of Caelyn McAllister and Asa Newell

3rd Place in Economic Applications in Business, Haley Thompson

3rd Place in Marketing Communications Team Decision Making, the team of Susan Allen and Jasmine Sampson

The following students were top 6 finalists in their marketing events:

McKenzi Babin in Economic Applications in Business

Andre Boudreaux in Automotive Services Marketing Series

Hayden Decoteau in Marketing Management Series

Bailey Saucier in Math Applications in Business

The team of Haley Thompson and Courtnay Hotard in Marketing Communications Team Decision Making

EAHS Advisor, Monica Caillouet, received the Outstanding Advisor Award. The EAHS DECA chapter was also recognized as the 3rd largest chapter in the state.