Twenty Braves earn accolades

NEWS RELEASE: Heather Higdon, Director of Communications 

INDIAN HILL, OH (May 3, 2020) – Seven Braves placed first in state!

Indian Hill High School Students won several DECA awards (Provided) 

Indian Hill High School (IHHS) offered congratulations to 20 IHHS students as they proudly announced the students earned awards as part of the Ohio State DECA Competition.

“Due to COVID-19, this year calculations included online testing and written papers,” explained Indian Hill High School teacher Phil Said, who mentors DECA students through a program in partnership with Great Oaks. “Despite these unusual circumstances, our students did an excellent job! We are very proud of all our DECA students!”

Indian Hill High School DECA Officers for 2019-2020 school year (Provided) 

IHHS students who won state include:

  • Lauren Sewell & David Slattery, Financial Analysis
  • David Heilbrunn & Morgan Coburn, Hospitality Services
  • Vandita Rastogi, Restaurant Management
  • Emily Sichel, Hospitality Selling                                            
  • Nick Bulas, Apparel & Accessories                                                   

IHHS students who won earned second place in state include:

  • Elizabeth Saba & Mary James, Franchise Business Plan                                        
  • Nick Grossi, Accounting Applications                                    
  • Garrett Anderson & Jay Consolino, Entrepreneurship Team                                               
  • Julianne Allspach, Principles of Business                                         
  • Emerson Evans, Principles of Hospitality     

IHHS students who won earned third place in state include:

  • Sophie Sawyers, Hotel Management                                    
  • Ryan Rammacher, Principles of Business                                        
  • Annie Joy & Annie Isphording, Buying & Merchandising Team                       
  • Saskia Gobonya & Hosein Hashemian, Community Awareness Project            


DECA stands for Distributive Education Clubs of America, but in a nearly 75 year history DECA has become identified with the preparatoin of emerging leaders and entrepreneurs.

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