Stukent Social Media Marketing Challenge Winners

Congratulations to the more than 4,500 DECA members who competed in the first-ever Stukent Social Media Marketing Challenge. Students competed against each other using the world’s first social media marketing simulation, Mimic Social, used by top institutions around the world.

Top 3 Winners

The top three overall competition winners received a travel scholarship to this year’s DECA International Career Development Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

Ermuunzaya Battsengel – Graham Kapowsin High School

“When I started Mimic Social, I looked at it as another school project, but when I started experimenting I actually had fun learning and competing with others. I believe the simulation is a great tool for anyone who wants to learn social media marketing. If you want to learn social media marketing, first try in simulation rather than losing thousands of dollar for poor marketing skills.”

Zachary Lewandowski –  Springdale Har-Ber High School

“I thoroughly enjoyed using Mimic Social. The program was easy to understand and enjoyable to work with. The content associated with the challenge was realistic, and I enjoyed getting to use such a helpful simulation. I think the most valuable thing I learned from this challenge was when and how to successfully post social media content. I am not exactly ‘social-media savvy,’ so it was helpful to immediately see the results of my posts.”

Jack Pullin –  Dartmouth High School

“My overall experience using Mimic Social was that it was a new learning experience for me. I haven’t done anything like it and think its a new, innovative program that will help many people in the future. I think the simulation would benefit newcomers to the marketing field and help companies find out what will sell and what will flop.”

Marketing Competition

Participants tested their social media skills by managing a $50,000 budget in simulated ad dollars for a fictitious bag company, by marketing on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Pinterest. They were taught audience targeting, how to promote and schedule content, as well as mastering the key performance indicators that drive product sales. Lists of top finishers are provided below.


Top 10 Nationwide 

RankFirst NameLast NameSchoolState
1ErmuunzayaBattsengelGraham Kapowsin High SchoolWA
2ZacharyLewandowskiSpringdale Har-Ber High SchoolAR
3JackPullinDartmouth High SchoolMA
4AlexandraLewandowskiSpringdale Har-Ber High SchoolAR
5ShazeenKamranGlenforest Secondary SchoolON
6ParkerWeiserSpringdale Har-Ber High SchoolAR
7TristenPorterSpringdale Har-Ber High SchoolAR
8JackRyanThe Harker SchoolCA
9IsaacAntonySpringdale Har-Ber High SchoolAR
10NWangThe Harker SchoolCA

Top 2 Per State

StateFirst NameLast NameSchool
AlabamaZaimFaridHoover High School
AlabamaSarahVeresDemopolis High School
ArizonaAnthonyFakhouryCentennial High School
ArizonaMikaelPayanMesa Mountain View High School
ArkansasZacharyLewandowskiSpringdale Har-Ber High School
ArkansasAlexandraLewandowskiSpringdale Har-Ber High School
CaliforniaJackRyanThe Harker School
CaliforniaNWangThe Harker School
ColoradoBrendanByrnesDiscovery Canyon Campus School
ColoradoRyanSpencerDiscovery Canyon Campus School
ConnecticutMcKennaEvansBerlin High School
ConnecticutIsabellaMarinoBerlin High School
DelawareShannonO'HaraSussex Technical High School
FloridaMichelleHuangSpanish River High School
FloridaLoganMillsLyman High School
GeorgiaElizabethBrownKell High School
GeorgiaJacksonBertoliniWoodstock High School
IndianaAlessandraHuttonRiverside High School
IndianaEmilyMeinzenSnider High School
IowaScottJunckAmes Senior High School
IowaKelsieWosepkaWaverly-Shell Rock High School
KansasBrianBartenslagerLeavenworth Sr High School
KansasCarterJonesShawnee Mission East High School
KentuckyKaleighShawAllen County-Scottsville High School
KentuckyMorganHainesGreen County Area Technology Center
MarylandAbbeyZhengWinston Churchill High School
MassachusettsJackPullinDartmouth High School
MassachusettsMaggieCongdonApponequet Regional High School
MichiganJarrynShinNorth Farmington High School
MichiganErinTaylorThree Rivers High School
MinnesotaTaylorLemmermanWayzata High School
MinnesotaMackenzieCarlsonWayzata High School
MississippiKatilinJacobsVancleave High School
MississippiMeganWallaceVancleave High School
MissouriRebeckaRiekenFox Sr. High School
MissouriJennaWynnFox Sr. High School
MontanaPixieMooreWhitefish High School
MontanaTatumLannaghanWhitefish High School
NebraskaCaidenHillPapillion-La Vista Senior High School
NebraskaGavinGraceyHastings Senior High School
NevadaLeslieLopez- RosalesEast Career and Technical Academy
NevadaJailynTrujilloEast Career and Technical Academy
New HampshireJohnMelvinKeene High School
New HampshireDylanReillyKeene High School
New JerseyJasmiraReynosoBurlington County Inst of Tech
New JerseyRuslanDiazRidgewood High School
New MexicoAsjannHentschSandia High School
New MexicoHazelGalanisSandia High School
New YorkJuliaCoxHarrison High School
New YorkSharifSaeedHalf Hollow Hills High School East
North CarolinaErinO'HaraApex High School
North CarolinaArjunNairEast Chapel Hill High School
North DakotaAdamLorenzBottineau Junior-Senior High School
North DakotaJamesonHeidtSheyenne High School
OhioLaurenLynnCentral Crossing High School
OhioChristinaWalchMentor High School
OklahomaTylerMyersTri-County Technology Center
OklahomaDaniellePoquetteTri-County Technology Center
OregonJuliaPetersonLake Oswego Senior High School
OregonMadeleine ChenLake Oswego Senior High School
PennsylvaniaNicoleSilvaMonroe Career and Technical Institute
PennsylvaniaJulianaWindhorstClearfield County Career and Technology Center
South CarolinaEmilyBoudreauxClover High School
TennesseeKaylaAllisonMaryville High School
TennesseeJabrealaMooreMaryville High School
TexasMccalebHartFrenship High School
TexasDianaFrancoYoung Women's Leadership Academy
UtahLaurenDavisDavis High School
UtahSydneyLarsenHillcrest High School
VermontOliviaShonioRandolph Technical Career Center
VermontMariahVilbrinRandolph Technical Career Center
VirginiaCatherineXiangOakton High School
VirginiaNoahMertesBlacksburg High School
WashingtonErmuunzayaBattsengelGraham Kapowsin High School
WashingtonMatthewSchrammWoodinville High School
West VirginiaCurtisPaulFayette Institute of Technology
West VirginiaElizabethHartlineFayette Institute of Technology
WisconsinJeremyEricksonGermantown High School
WisconsinMacyBenischDeForest Area High School
British ColumbiaLisaNiSt John's School
British ColumbiaFelicityZhuSt John's School
LondonDanielJefferyHB Beal & Saunders Secondary School
OntarioShazeenKamranGlenforest Secondary School
OntarioMaiNguyenGlenforest Secondary School

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *