Davis and Skoda Sell Success
by Jon Hanover, Editorial Editor
West Geauga seniors Pat Davis and Brent Skoda brought home first place finishes in the Ohio District Marketing Competition held February 9th at Lakeland Community College. Competing against over 300 students from 14 schools, Brent and Pat qualified for the state tournament and may continue on to compete at the national competition in Nashville, Tennessee.
The competition is a team effort, and both Pat and Brent teamed up with students from schools other than West Geauga. The teams are presented with a marketing scenario, given twenty minutes to discuss the problem amongst themselves, and then asked to give a ten minute presentation to a panel of judges. Pat competed in the Sports and Entertainment Management category, while Brent competed in the Finance and Credit Services category.
We didnt go into the competition expecting to win, but we put a lot of hard work into it and the success has been very rewarding, said Brent when asked to comment on his recognition. Brent and Pats marketing teacher Mrs. Jean Getz commented, I am extremely proud of them. Competitions are tough. Its very exciting to see them succeed.