GREENSBORO – One hundred twenty-five Hough High School students joined more than 2,000 students throughout North Carolina to take part in the 2012 State DECA Conference held March 1 to 3.

Hough High’s DECA chapter took home 24 trophies, 57 finalist medals, 36 event medals and four recognition test plaques at the annual career development conference. Ninety-nine percent of chapter members earned proficiency recognition in their events, and the chapter’s marketing organization earned its second Chapter of Distinction Award. Twenty-four trophy winners are eligible to represent North Carolina in this year’s International DECA Career Development Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, April 2 to May 2.

Hough High chapter president Craig Amasya also was elected the Metrolina Vice President of N.C. DECA at the event.

The following students took home trophies and finalist medals in their events:

• First place in business law and ethics management team decision making: David Curry and Gray Hyland;

• First place in hospitality and tourism operations research: Aria Bremner and Tori Sheets;

• First place in international business plans: Kelsey Carter and Lindsay Millner;

• First place in retail merchandising series: Craig Amasya;

• First place in sports and entertainment marketing: David Snedecor;

• Second-place in quiz bowl: Craig Amasya, Mitch Bowker, Amelia Sechrest and David Snedecor;

• Second place in business services marketing: Jessica Weiner;

• Second place in business services operations research: Austin Tinsley;

• Second place in team financial analysis management: Tyler Moss and Matt Norris;

• Second place in international business plans: David Snedecor;

• Second place in team marketing communications management: Logan Mariner and Jenny Stevenson;

• Second place in sports and entertainment marketing: Blake Sivick;

• Third place in business services marketing: Nelle Thomas;

• Third-place in marketing management series: Annie Rutledge;

• Fourth place in apparel and accessories marketing: Amelia Sechrest;

• Fourth place in hospitality and tourism operations research: Alexis Hager and Chandler Smith;

• Fourth place in international business plan: Annie Rutledge;

• Fourth place in restaurant full service management: Mitch Bowker.