WESTMINSTER — Twelve Westminster High School marketing students won 24 awards and a state Distributive Education Clubs of America executive board office at the 29th annual Maryland State DECA Career Development Conference March 5-7 in Hagerstown, Washington County.
Amy Mullinix was elected Maryland State DECA Region I vice president. The region includesCarroll, Frederick and Washington counties. She and Scott Spertzel, Shawn Smith-Lewter and Amy Boundy, will have the opportunity to represent the state at the National DECA Career Development Conference April 28-May 3 in Anaheim, Calif.
Margaret Payne, WHS program coordinator and DECA advisor, was elected president of the Maryland MArketing Education Association for 1992-1993.
The four students need sponsors to help finance the $3,200 trip to California. Anyone wishing to help may contact Payne at 848-5050. All donations are tax deductible as DECA is a non-profit organization.
The following students placed in individual contests:
* Scott Spetzel -- 1st place, Quick Serve Restaurant Series; 3rd, Human Relations Decision Making Team; finalist, Quick Serve Economic Concepts and Principles, Product Promotion and Quick Serve General Knowledge test.
* Jason Ulsch -- 1st place, poster design.
* Shawn Smith-Lewter -- 2nd place, General Merchandising Series, supervisory level; finalist, General Merchandising Supervision and Management, Physical Distribution and General Merchandising Knowledge test.
* AmyBoundy -- 2nd place, Full Service Restaurant Series; finalist, Full Serve Restaurant Product Promotion and Full Serve General Knowledge test.
* Craig Diehlman -- 3rd place, Marketing Concepts; 3rd, HumanRelations Decision Making team; honorable mention, General Merchandising Series, supervisory level; finalist, General Merchandising, Product Distribution.
* Lisa Taylor -- honorable mention, Apparel and Accessories Series, supervisory level.
* Steve Eaton -- 3rd place,Human Relations Decision Making team; honorable mention, General Marketing Series, supervisory level.
* Dustin Wiles -- honorable mentions, Quick Serve Restaurant Series and Merchandise Price Judging; 4th, Merchandise Making Team.
* Amy Mullinix -- honorable mention, Hospitality and Tourism Series.
* Jason Shepard and Dean Blankenship -- 4th place, Merchandise Decision Making Team.
* Tammy Harmony -- honorable mention, Gift Wrapping.
The marketing program at WHS is designed to prepare students for careers in the field of business on the marketing specialist level. Students participate in the two-year program in various ways to learn the skills necessary for a career.
AUTHOR COMES TO VISIT
Annapolis author Rebecca Jones talked with Northwest Middle students Monday, discussing herexperiences as a writer and the process of publishing a book.
Jones, a recipient of the International Reading Association Children's Book Council Children's Choice Award, also received the Social StudiesNotable Book honors from the council.
Her favorite stories written for middle school students include "Germy Blew It," "Germy Blew It Again," "Germy Blew the Bugle" and "Angie and Me."
In other schoolnews:
* Student artwork is on display this week at Carrolltowne Mall as part of Youth Art Month.
* Community leaders, including Westminster Mayor W. Benjamin Brown and county commissioners Elmer Lippyand Julia Gouge, toured East Middle yesterday as part of National Middle Level Education Week.
* Taneytown Elementary's first- and second-graders attended a pizza party sponsored by Pizza Hut and McDonald's yesterday and today since they completed their "Book It" reading contracts.
* Selected seventh and eighth-graders participated in the county play days yesterday and today. Girls played volleyball at Northwest Middle, while the boys wrestled at West Middle.
* Sandymount Elementary fourth-graders will visit Cunningham Falls tomorrow.
On Friday, Lehigh Portland Cement and the county school system will recognize the six teachers responsible for thesuccess of the new Chemistry II curriculum, created through a partnership with the company, the schools and Catholic University of America in Washington.
In the past year-and-a-half, the curriculum has been presented at five state and national science conferences. The program was implemented throughout the state after it was the focus of aMaryland Association of Science Teachers regional conference at HoodCollege.
Teachers will make a presentation at the National Association of Science Teachers Convention in Boston later this month.
Other school programs include:
* North Carroll Middle technology education students will be involved with hands-on power, energy and transportation activities through April 3.
* Sandymount Elementary's Odyssey of the Mind team will perform at the school's PTA meeting Monday and for the school Tuesday.
* Guidance counselor Caren Allen will speak at Piney Ridge Elementary's "Chat and Chew" parents' meeting on setting expectations and communicating effectively with children.
* A drug abuse prevention meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. today. Huntley Cross, a drug and alcohol education specialist, and Sharon Grobaker, an extension agent, are the guest speakers.
* Third graders at Westminster Elementary will present a gym show to demonstrate skills they learned in physical education class tomorrow at 7 p.m.