After months of hard work, 22 students from the school’s chapter of The Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) traveled to Orlando for the International ICDC DECA competition, April 22-26.
DECA is a business organization that focuses on preparing students interested in the areas of finance, marketing, hospitality and management. Each competition has three sublevels: prepared events, online simulations and role plays or case studies.
For prepared events, students complete a written project and deliver a prepared presentation on their business-related topic of choice. In online simulations, they compete against other student entrepreneurs in online business simulations such as managing stocks or running an online business. Role-plays involve a multiple-choice exam and an in-person role-play or case study on-site with a judge.
Regional competitions took place in early February and state competitions were in March. State winners were able to showcase their talents at the international competition in Orlando where they faced off against over 20,000 other high school students. Three students earned top worldwide finalist awards.
Top 10 Worldwide Finalist in Business Services Marketing: Leonid Cherevko
Top 10 Worldwide Finalist in Sports and Entertainment Marketing Series: Romir Mohan
Top 20 Worldwide Finalist in Quick Service Restaurant Management: Yash Singam