Milford High School Students Advance in DECA Competition

Recently, UC Clermont hosted the DECA competition for high school students. DECA is a student organization that is meant for students interested in business careers. It helps students find leadership opportunities and allows them to participate in conferences and competitions, according to Milford High School. Two seniors from Milford, Samantha Hornberger (pictured left) and Meagan Klingshirn (pictured right) were just a couple of the students to compete and place in this competition. At last week’s competition, the students at Milford took third place, meaning they advance to the state competition.

The event was split up into two days, with different students competing. At the competition, students participated in tests, presentations, and role-play scenarios. Some of the topics of competition were marketing, business administration, hospitality and tourism, and finance.

Other schools that competed were Sycamore, Mariemont, Indian Hill, Anderson, Glen Este, and Western Brown.

If the students continue past the state competition, they will go to the national competition in Anaheim, California. One senior at Milford stated that they were hopeful and felt confident that if they worked hard, they could make it to nationals. Many others also share this mindset, and the students at Milford High School are already looking forward to the next opportunity to compete for DECA.

For more information on DECA, visit their website at

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Emily Ogle is a senior at the University of Cincinnati with a major in chemistry, concentrating in pre-medical sciences. She keeps herself busy volunteering at Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Crossroads Uptown, working, writing for The Lantern, and getting as involved as possible in campus activities.

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