“Challenging, fun, useful, unforgettable- that’s the Gahanna Marketing Program.”


About Gahanna Marketing

For more than three decades students in the Gahanna Lincoln Marketing Education Program have loved coming to class. If you’re interested in learning more about the world of business (and not afraid of a challenge) the Gahanna Marketing program may be for you. The class format is hands-on, and emphasizes learning about marketing by completing real projects for area businesses.

Many students use their high school marketing project to help land internships in college. The scroll below gives a sampling of businesses our students have partnered with recently.

DECA is a co-curricular student organization for high school marketing students that brings learning to life. It helps students apply learning in the context of business, connect to the business community, and promotes competition. DECA consists of more than 200,000 students from over 5,000 high schools in all 50 states and 9 countries. Students will present and defend their marketing projects to area businesspeople during the Ohio DECA state competition in March.


This year we'll travel to Orlando, Florida to compete at the 2015 DECA International Career Development Conference.


For the past decade Gahanna marketing students have finished among the top 10 DECA chapters in North America based on their performance at the International DECA Career Development Conference.

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The Paw Print is a 100% student run spirit shop for Gahanna Lions fans. The store is attached to the marketing room and open to students before school and during lunches. Community members can shop at the store most school days from 7am - 2pm. You can also shop our online store 24/7 during the school year.

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Can you tell me a little bit about the Marketing Education Program?
What is DECA?
What kind of communication will you have with my child outside of the classroom?
Does my child need to have a job/internship to be in the Marketing Education program?
What type of marketing projects do students complete in this course?
My child is taking many advanced classes this year, how much time will DECA require?
Are there any parent involvement opportunities?
What type of dress clothes does my child need for DECA competitions?
Can you tell me more about the International DECA Competition (ICDC)?
How much money will it cost for my child to attend the DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC)?
What if I cannot pay?
When will I get more information about the ICDC trip?
My child plays school or club sports in the spring- do they have to attend the DECA ICDC? Can they fly out late or back early?
Are there scholarship opportunities for students in Marketing Education/DECA?


These are known dates for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • July 11-14 Ohio DECA Summer Leadership Retreat
  • July 30-31 Paw Print Set-Up Days
  • August 4-7 Schedule Pick-Up Days
  • November 18 Ohio DECA Fall Leadership Conference- Columbus, OH
  • January TBD Ohio DECA District Competition- Columbus, OH
  • March 11 Parent Meeting, 7pm- GLHS Library
  • March 13-14 Ohio DECA State Competition- Downtown Columbus Hyatt Regency
  • April 25-29 International DECA Competition- Orlando, FL

DECA Promo Video