Career and Technical Student Organizations
Congratulations to Cheryl Shea, Pinnacle High School, for being named DECA Advisor of the Year at this year's state conference. This is a huge accomplishment for Cheryl to be singled out among 200 of her colleagues around the state. March 5 she was honored for all of her hard work and dedication and for forming Pinnacle's DECA chapter into one of the fastest growing student organizations in the state. In addition, she was recognized for the numerous awards and medals her students have earned throughout the years, including two state officers representing over 7000 of Arizona's DECA members, and her overall work for the Pinnacle and Paradise Valley DECA community. In five short years, Cheryl has transformed Pinnacle's DECA into the landmark student organization it is, accomplishing with this award what takes many 20+ years to achieve.
Thank you, Cheryl, for all of your dedication and enthusiasm to both your students and to Pinnacle High School.
Pinnacle High School DECA had 52 students competing against 1700 other AZ DECA students and won 35 medals and 8 trophies! The students who qualified to compete in National DECA at the end of May are:
Marino Yasso and Matt Shuler - 1st place for 30 page International Business Plan (They proposed taking PF Changs to London.)
Megan Van Kirk - 3rd place for Principles of Business Management
Ricardo Lemmen-Meyer - 3rd place for Retail Merchandising Series
Katey Shea - 4th place for Business Services Management
Sabrina Wang - 4th place for Principles of Hospitality and Tourism
Tyler Mandel - 5th place for Principles of Hospitality and Tourism