While much of the focus is in business and marketing, as you will see below DECA is highly beneficial to students in a wide array of career fields. This page highlights the many successes and variety of career paths of some of our fantastic LHHS DECA alumni!


Autumn (Springer) Crawford--Class of 2008--Registered Nurse

Richard Cruder--Class of 2008--Manager, In-Flight Operations at Southwest Airlines

Zach Dewhurst--Class of 2008--Serial Entrepreneur/Founder of Brilliant Promoting, Columbus Promos, 
Creative Customizing, and PrintPhase; and Independent Consultant at DECO Network

Kelsey Bogner--Class of 2009--Owner of Knife and Fork Farms

Jamie Finan--Class of 2009--US Air National Guard

Katherine Fouras--Class of 2009--Pharmacy Technician at Ohio Health

Sadie (Bantner) Gunn--Class of 2009--Registered Nurse at OSU Wexner Medical Center

Ashley (Hatcher) Doherty--Class of 2009--Senior Clinical Research Coordinator at OSU Wexner Medical Center

Derek Lee--Class of 2009--Managing Partner at Go Geese Go

Matt McClellan--Class of 2009--Owner of Forever Games

Summer (McGowan) Stiffler--Class of 2009--Corporate Recruiter at RDA Hotel Management

Wil Ziklo--Class of 2009--General Manager at Residence Inn, Easton

Peter Jeffey--Class of 2010--Football Program Assistant at College of Wooster

Sara Goff--Class of 2011--Insurance Agent, State Farm

Vlade Necovski--Class of 2011--Owner of Delayed Gratification Records
and Client Support Representative at Foundation Software

Michael Wander--Class of 2011--Sales Specialist at The Men's Wearhouse 

Tenny Adebayo--Class of 2012--DLC Coordinator at Mars Inc.

Kailee (Stevens) Bowman--Class of 2012--Healthcare Recruiter at Aya Healthcare

Jordan Dewhurst--Class of 2012--Sr. Manager of Provider Implementations at Rhyne

Gabrielle (Palombaro) Ford--Class of 2012--ELA Teacher

Sebrina (Herndon) Finley--Class of 2012--Registered Nurse at Riverside Methodist Hospital

Alisa Malone--Class of 2012--Registered Nurse at James Cancer Hospital, OSU Wexner Medical Center
and Owner of Asteya Shots Photography

Tim Ney--Class of 2012--Owner of TNT Landscaping

Farhiya Abdi Abdul-Qaadir--Class of 2013--Franklin Co. Board of Commissioners

Madison Craft--Class of 2013--Technical Recruiter at TEKsystems

Mackenzie (Hillier) Cruey--Class of 2013--Quality Outreach Coordinator at Nationwide Insurance

Becca Frailey--Class of 2013--Registered Nurse at Nationwide Children's Hospital

Hope Gunn--Class of 2013--Project Controls Analyst at NEw River Electical Corp.

Samantha (Hook) Hairston--Class of 2013--Owner, Photographer, & Model of Emerald Rose Photography

Ashley Konich--Class of 2013--Treasury Management Sales Specialist at Huntington National Bank

Tricia Nagy--Class of 2013--Administrator at Apex Systems Consulting Agency

Katie (Kenney) Rist--Class of 2013--Registered Nurse, Surgical Trauma ICU at Ohio Health

Kayley (Weekley) Starcher--Class of 2013--Marketing Associate at Tabor Mortgage Group, Mount Pleasant, SC

Alyssa (Antauer) Thompson--Class of 2013--Human Resources Specialist at KDC Columbus

Jovana Vladicic--Class of 2013--Clinical Bioinformatics Analyst at Foundation Medicine, Boston, MA

Courtney Ward--Class of 2013--Manager of Communications & Events at Quality Supply Chain Cooperative

Cassady (Cochrum) Williams--Class of 2013--Data Analyst at Trellance

Kelsey Powell--Class of 2014--JP Morgan Chase

Daliya Rozman--Class of 2014--Realtor at Coldwell Banker

Myrissa Stalter--Class of 2014--Senior Account Executive, NaviSync LLC

Zoey Boehm--Class of 2015--General Manager, T-Mobile Authorized Retailer

Michkayla Edmondson, Juris Doctor--Class of 2015--Attorney, Yanas and Philabaum LLC

Heather Antauer--Class of 2016--Stylist at Nurtur The Salon

Joel Bagley--Class of 2016--Business Operations Specialist at HALO

Cameron Christian--Class of 2016--Sales Associate at Rogue Fitness

Zane Estep--Class of 2016--Information Technology Specialist at Big Lots

Destinee Green--Class of 2016--Sr. Site Merchandiser for Toys at Target, Minneapolis, MN

Nate Hasson--Class of 2016--Owner of Emory's LTD

Josh Jamison--Class of 2016--Senior Sales Manager at The Men's Wearhouse

Kevin Jones--Class of 2016--CEO of KJ Management and COO of Central Ohio Young Black Democrats

Justin Wand--Class of 2016--Physical Education Teacher at Licking Heights High School

Brooklynn Janks--Class of 2017--Logistics Support Coordinator at NetJets

Ja'Lan Walker--Class of 2017--Investigator, Franklin Co. Job & Family Svcs, Columbus, OH

Michael "Gibby" GIbson--Class of 2018--US Army

Randy Mbouge--Class of 2018--Motivational Speaker and Realtor at Keller Williams, Katy, TX

Teagan Lee--Class of 2020--Chef at Royal Gorge Route Railroad, Colorado Springs, CO

Hunter Mahl--Class of 2020--Founder of Greensweeper

Glenn Korenteng--Class of 2020--Software Engineer at Develop for Good, New York, NY


Great Work Hornets!


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