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Lang students bring home seven awards at DECA U Ontario

Posted on Monday, January 27th, 2020

Photo of the DECA U Guelph team at DECA U Provincials

Lang students from DECA U Guelph traveled to Toronto last weekend to compete among more than 1,300 student delegates from across Ontario in one of Canada’s largest undergraduate case competitions.

Eighty-seven U of G student delegates attended DECA U Ontario, which is their flagship event featuring a case competition, networking, and workshops throughout the weekend.

At this year’s competition, Lang students brought home seven awards, including two first-place finishes:

  • First Place: Stock Pitch (student delegates: Rahul Singh, Adrian Marcolini, Arjun Bhandhoal, Tyson Drummond)
  • *First Place: Management Consulting (student delegate: Yassmin Ghotb)
  • Third Place: Business Law (student delegates: Rachel Provis, Owen Cober)
  • Third Place: Human Resource Management (student delegate: Emily Kaldis)
  • Third Place: International Marketing (student delegates: Megan Gooley, Theresa Walsh)
  • Top Five: Accounting (student delegate: Benjamin Kroeplin)
  • Top Five: Human Resource Management (student delegate: Brady Barrow)


Yassmin at the event

*Making DECA U History

In the Management Consulting category, Yassmin Ghotb made DECA U history by achieving a perfect score in both of her cases. Congratulations to Yassmin for this incredible accomplishment!


“We are very proud of our delegates for putting in so much effort and passion,” said Alexis Chomiak, President of DECA U Guelph. “After a great showing by Lang at DECA U Ontario, we are excited for Internationals in April!”

With Provincials behind them, the DECA U Guelph team will be turning their focus to the international competition in April, which takes place in Atlanta Georgia from April 22nd to 25th.

Congratulations to the entire DECA U Guelph team on another incredible year.

The success at DECA U Ontario comes on the heels of an impressive start to 2020 for Lang commerce students. Earlier this month, Lang students from JDCC Lang hit the podium four times at JDC Central, the largest undergraduate case competition in Central Canada.

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