PARIS — More than a dozen Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School students placed at the DECA state conference March 2 and 3 in Portland.

First- and second-place finishers qualify to compete at the International Career and Development Conference in Anaheim, California, April 26-29.

The winners are:

First-place winners: Ryland VanDecker, Automotive Services Marketing; Laura Valeri, Food Marketing; Jaime Merrill, Hotel and Lodging Management; Jarrod Todd, Sports and Entertainment Marketing Management; Patrick Dingley, Principles of Hospitality; Jadah Adams and Savanna Barker, Marketing Communications Team; Sarah Metcalf and Abby Buck, Travel and Tourism Marketing Management Team; Sarah Grillo and Reilly Hussey, Advertising Campaign Team; and Tsela Shraiberg and Mickayla Politano, Fashion Merchandising Promotion Plan Team.

Second-place winners: Sebastian Brochu, Quick Serve Restaurant Management; Dade Follette, Retail Merchandising; and Nick Martinez and Anthony Michaud, Sports and Entertainment Marketing Management Team.

Third-place winners: Mackenzie Tanner, Food Marketing; Matthew Fleming, Sports and Entertainment Marketing Management; and Carly Ross and Jessica Punch, Buying and Merchandising Management Team.

New state officers are Tsela Shraiberg and Mikayla Politano.

The highest test score at the conference for the entire state of Maine was Jarrod Todd.

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