Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools: DECA Club members place at district contest

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The Pasquotank County High School DECA Marketing Club had 45 students attend the DECA District Marketing Competitive Events Competition on Nov. 30 in Greenville with award-winning results.

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From staff reports

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Pasquotank County High School DECA Marketing Club had 45 students attend the DECA District Marketing Competitive Events Competition on Nov. 30 in Greenville with award-winning results.

The club had medalist winners in all six events they competed in, and trophy winners in five of the six events. They had five 1st place winners, one 2nd place winner, four 3rd place winners, and 13 series finalist winners out of nearly 400 students competing overall.

Winners are listed below for the following categories: Apparel and Accessories Marketing Series (AAM), Retail Merchandising Series (RMS), Quick Serve Restaurant Management Series (QSRM), Sports and Entertainment Marketing Series (SEM) - Individual, Sports and Entertainment Marketing Team Decision Making (STDM) - Pairs, Entrepreneurship Team Decision Making (ETDM) – Pairs.

District Finalists — Mykia White (AAM), first place; DaSionah White (AAM), second place; Caleb White (SEM), first place; Sean Andersen (SEM), third place; Michael Linton (RMS), first place;  Warrez Spence (QSRM), third place; Terrance Overton & Renada White (STDM), first place; Revision - Dominic Bojo & Vinh Bui (STDM), third place.

Overall Proficiency Winners — Patrick Bell (QSRM); Mar’Asya Bowe (QSRM); Mitchelle Corps (QSRM);  Warrez Spence (QSRM); Carmen Fleming (AAM); Mikayla Gifford (AAM); Deborah Sawyer (AAM); DA’sionah White (AAM); Mykia White (AAM); Michael Linton (RMS); Nkyla Lester (RMS); Sean Andersen (SEM); Caleb White (SEM); Christian Andersen & Brandon Williams (STDM); Jeremiah Dunton & Nisaa Shabazz (STDM); Quan Bui & Piper Werts (STDM); Vinh Bui & Dominic Bojo (STDM); Adan Cano & Darsh Patel (STDM); Jawaun Gibson & Jonathan Lamberson (STDM); Terrance Overton & Renada White (STDM); Kiana Banks & TyMira Lightfoot (ETDM); Ashley Pennington & Shaquel Phifer (ETDM); Angela Lee & Jasmine Riddick (ETDM)

Comprehensive Exam Winners — Warrez Spence (QSRM);  Mykia White (AAM); Michael Linton (RMS); Sean Andersen (SEM); Caleb White (SEM); Christian Andersen (STDM); Brandon Williams (STDM); Vinh Bui (STDM); Terrance Overton (STDM)

Performance Winners-Interview/Role-Play — Mykia White (AAM); Michael Linton (RMS); Caleb White (SEM); Ashley Pennington (ETDM); Shaquel Phifer (ETDM); 

Series Finalists Top 5 — Warrez Spence (QSRM); Mikayla Gifford (AAM); D’Asionah White (AAM); Mykia White (AAM); Michael Linton (RMS); Sean Andersen (SEM); Caleb White (SEM) ; Vinh Bui & Dominic Bojo (STDM); Terrance Overton & Renada White (STDM).

DECA fundraisers 

The DECA Club will continue to hold fundraisers to support their trip to the state Career Development Competition in March 2018, in Greensboro. If students are successful in Greensboro, they will have the opportunity to attend the national competition in Atlanta, Georgia.

Upcoming Fundraisers for PCHS DECA Marketing Club are:

Captain Bob's Fried Chicken Plates for $8. Pickup at the PCHS Gym parking lot on Saturday, Dec. 9th, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For tickets, contact Marqita Williams-Wiggins, marketing teacher at 252.337.6880, ext. 331.

They will also be hosting the Annual PCHS DECA Holiday Vendor Fair on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 10 am to 2 pm in the PCHS gym. Over 30 vendors. For information contact Marqita Williams-Wiggins.

Band celebrates

season’s success

Recently, the marching band from Pasquotank County High School competed at the Crystal Coast Band Classic band competition held at Havelock High School in Havelock. In the 2A division the band was awarded: 1st place in music performance, 2nd place in drum major, percussion, and color guard, 3rd place in marching and maneuvering, and 3rd place overall.

“This is a great ending to a highly successful season,” states a school district news release.

This year's competitive season realized a 1st place class win at the Peanut Festival Battle of the Bands in Edenton. In this competition the band received 1st place drum major, 1st place marching, 1st place general effect, 1st place percussion, 1st place music, 1st place overall, and 3rd place color guard. The band also received a 3rd place win at the US Bands Virginia State Championship in Virginia Beach, Va. Moreover, this year’s Panther Band Classic band competition held at Pasquotank County High, raised over $8,500 toward the purchase of new uniforms for the band.

Northside Elementary

hosts Science Night

Northside Elementary recently held a Science Night event for families. Parents were encouraged to attend and participate to gain a better understanding of what their children are learning in classrooms. Kindergarten through second grade parents were able to participate in science lessons and experiments. Third through fifth grade parents were provided information about the scientific process and a timeline with tips and suggestions for their science fair projects.

District recognizes

Employess of Week

Alicia Billups and Michelle Decker, both employees at Central Elementary School, have been named Employees of the Week for Nov. 27 to Dec. 1

In addition, Sandy Madre has been named the ECPPS Superstar for Edgewood Support Services.

Billups, a 2nd grade teacher at Central Elementary School, is Certified Employee of the Week. She has been employed with ECPPS since August 2008.

"Mrs. Billups previously taught 1st grade, but moved to 2nd grade this school year and transitioned seamlessly," states a school district news release. "She has taken the lead on planning, locating resources, and putting plans into action for 2nd grade. She is a leader within the school and always willing to assist as needed."

Decker, a teacher assistant at Central Elementary School was named Non-Certifed Employee of the Week. She has been employed with ECPPS since March 2017.

"Mrs. Decker is a source of constant positive energy in her role as teacher assistant for 1st grade as well as throughout the school," states a school district news release."She works well with our students and staff while consistently providing positive reinforcement and an upbeat approach to all that she does. She is a vital part of the team at Central and valued for her dedication and commitment to the school."

Madre serves as a Technician III within the district's Technology Department. She has been employed with the district since August 1998.

"Mrs. Madre is a great asset to the Technology Services Department. She works extremely hard to maintain and support all aspects of technology throughout the district," states a school district news release. "She goes above and beyond what is asked of her daily, providing excellent and quality service to all."

Chick-fil-A and Page After Page are the week’s business supporters for the Employee of the Week program.