Bassam H. Faress, a sophomore at Dixie College here, recently received first place recognition in the General Marketing Event of the national DECA competitions in San Jose, Calif. Representing Utah, he competed with 125 state finalists from 33 states. He maintains a 3.5 grade point average and is a recipient of an academic scholarship at Dixie. Bassam is also a member of the honors council at the college. A convert from Ghana, he was baptized in 1982 and has since filled a mission in his home land. He is a member of the Dixie College 3rd Ward, St. George Utah College Stake.