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  • PATRICK'S PEOPLE: Allmon, Kutz leading flapjack fundraiser for DECA, project

  • Josh Allmon and Loren Kutz, Pittsburg High School  juniors and DECA members, are going to kill two birds with one pancake.



    Or something like that.



    The two students are planning a flapjack fundraiser from  8 to 10 a.m. Nov. 10 at Applebees.

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  • Josh Allmon and Loren Kutz, Pittsburg High School  juniors and DECA members, are going to kill two birds with one pancake.
    Or something like that.
    The two students are planning a flapjack fundraiser from  8 to 10 a.m. Nov. 10 at Applebees.
    “It costs $120 for each person to attend State DECA March 3, 4 and 5 in Kansas City, and not everyone can afford to go,” Allmon said. “That’s what the money will be for.”
    However, Allmon and Kutz are also going to use the pancake feed for a DECA competition entry at the event.
    “We’re going for a Learn and Earn event,” Allmon said. “We have to do a 30-page paper about the pancake feed, make a poster and present to three judges. We get scored on our written essay and our presentation.”
    The top two winners in the Learn and Earn event will get to go to DECA International competition in Anaheim, Calif.
    “We really want to go to Anaheim,” Allmon said.
    In addition to this event, Allmon and Kutz will each compete in the Individual Series in the area of sports and entertainment.
    “We’ll actually be competing against each other in this,” Allmon said. “For this, you first take a 100-question test, then do two role-plays in front of two judges. They give you a scenario and you get 10 minutes to figure out what you would do in that scenario. Then you have to present it to the judges.”
    The top three winners here will go on to Internationals.
    Allmon said that it’s going to be very challenging to prepare for that 100-question test and write the essay.
    The son of Rosetta Allmon, he has been in DECA for three years. This is the first year of DECA for  Kutz, daughter of Kayla Kutz.
    “We’re also both in Drama Club and Spanish Club,” Allmon said. “I haven’t been in any PHS shows, but I was in ‘A Night at the Wax Museum’ at Pittsburg Community Middle School and I went to a theater conference in Wichita. Loren and I both plan on going to the theater conference this year.”
    After high school, Allmon would like to attend Emporia State University and study marketing management.
    “Loren and I both want to go to college on track scholarships,” he said. “We’re both in track and cross country.”

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