The Newton DECA District Competition took place on Jan. 23 at Merle Hay Mall in Des Moines. Students competed in the categories of Apparel & Accessories, Automotive Marketing, Restaurant and Food Service, Sports Marketing, Travel & Tourism, Accounting Applications, Retail Merchandising, Food Marketing, & Principles of Management. DECA is a student organization to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs. Students pictured are Ray Schroeder, Bobby Dowling, Conner Claypool, Ryan Bowen, Chandler Sturtz, Luke Norcross, Devin Shores, Ryan Jolivette, Colin Hansen, Cody Maxwell, Taylor Field, Jon Gray, Jesse Bates, Tim Stammeyer, Jacob Marter, Devin Kovach, Shayla Spangenburg, Catey Kolpin, Lexi Cupples, Kacy Cazett, Krystin Noe, Sid Trotter, Stevi Eggers, Austin Shores, Nathan Moorman and Isaiah Dickey. The students are led by Karla Cazett.