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DECA students express satisfaction with State Conference results

Used with permission from Sophia Ross. Juniors Koby Davis, Adin Zweigbaum, Emma Amon and seniors Sydney Ring, Sarah McCallon and Lola Ruff attend the DECA State competition. They competed against 2,200 people for their placements in their individual events. The next competition will be the International Career Development Conference held in Nashville, Tenn.

Maria Perez Barriga and Jayde Claussen

March 7, 2020

As names were being announced for placement on the event, junior Adin Zweigbaum said he was waiting anxiously as his name was called for third place for Apparel and Accessories Marketing.  “It was really cool because I was sitting there and I actually didn't think I did very well. I was getting reall...

Storiole heads to national DECA competition

Senior Darion lovely checks inventory at the Storiole Feb 18. The Storiole received the gold level from DECA for meetings high standards.

Maria Perez Barriga and Jayde Claussen

February 20, 2020

According to Storiole adviser, Sophia Ross the Storiole was approved as a gold level store among other stores who also qualified, as DECA looked at several aspects for the ranking.  “The Storiole submitted a school-based enterprise project to National DECA and they have recertified our store as a gold...

Students successful in DECA event

Junior Emma Amon places in the top 7 of her DECA event. Amon is 1 of 12 SLP DECA competitors attending the state DECA competition March 1-3.

Colin Canaday and Harris Keekley

February 11, 2020

Competing at a DECA district competition Jan. 27, many students competed for spots at State. 15 students ended up moving on to State, according to DECA adviser Sophia Ross. According to Ross, the students have been practicing for the district competition all year in class and outside of school. “We’ve...

DECA reflects on mock competition

Used with Permission by Sophia Ross.

Maria Perez Barriga and Jayde Claussen

November 2, 2019

Junior Michael Boxley-Harmon said going to the University of Minnesota mock competition Oct. 25 gave DECA members a better understanding of official DECA competitions. “I think this helped the people who were new to DECA, and it was a refresher to the returning members of what the competition wa...

DECA dives into the world of sports management

Juniors Kahrder Schmitt and James Peterson work on a project for DECA Oct. 22. Sophomore Julian Johnson also works on a DECA related task.

Maria Perez-Barriga and Jayde Claussen

October 23, 2019

Business teacher and co-adviser of DECA Abigail Lugo said the club is taking students to a Minnesota Timberwolves game to look at the business aspect of a sports team. “We are going to go see what it is like to run the Timberwolves games, but on the business side of it, so ( students) will get an in-d...

DECA set to attend mock competition

Junior Emma Amon leading group activity for a mock interview. This is the first informational meeting regarding DECA's fundraising and field trips of the year.

Maria Perez Barriga and Jayde Claussen

October 3, 2019

Junior Rachel Stein said she is looking forward to the experience at the mock competition DECA was invited to at the University of Minnesota. “I think the (University of Minnesota) inviting DECA for the mock competition was really cool and I’m really excited that we got the opportunity,” Stein sa...

DECA closes out year

DECA seniors celebrate their last district awards on Jan. 28. Seven of the seniors advanced to State on March 3-5.

Amaia Barajas and Jenna Cook

May 16, 2019

Sophomore Rachel Stein, said her year was successful overall, even though it took her some time to figure out what aspect of DECA she was interested in. “I originally wanted to go into fashion marketing, but I decided to go with job demonstration and human resource,” Stein said. “I placed second...

DECA looks back on successful season

Sophmores Daniel Goldenberg and Emma Amon step up to receive their third place trophy for their team decision-making event at the 2019 DECA State competition.

Jenna Cook and Amaia Barajas

March 19, 2019

After State competitions for DECA, senior Anya Morrison said she was pleased with the outcome because she exceeded her personal goals for the season. “I would say it was a success because I never thought I could make it past the first round,” Morrison said. Sophomore Daniel Goldberg reflects on ...

DECA competes at District

DECA competes at District

Gabriel Kaplan, Yonit Krebs, and Maria Perez-Barriga

February 12, 2019

Sophomore Rachel Stein said she competed for her second time this year at the DECA District Conference. “I did it last year, so I knew what I was doing better this year because last year I literally had no clue, and I was so confused,” Stein said. “This year I felt a little bit more confide...

DECA begins competition through examination

Senior Krista Morhauser and junior Hannah Odland take the DECA exam Jan. 8. The 100-question test will contribute to their score at the DECA district competitions Jan. 28.

Gabriel Kaplan, Maria Perez-Barriga, and Yonit Krebs

January 19, 2019

According to sophomore Koby Davis, DECA’s placement at it’s next competition is entirely dependent on the test club members took this week. “It was a 100-question multiple-choice test. You had 60 minutes to complete it,” Davis said. “It had a whole bunch of questions ranging from body lan...

DECA works with Family Partnership

Senior Alexis Machoka volunteers with children during DECA's annual visit to Family Partnership to celebrate the holidays with children in 2016.

Gabriel Kaplan, Yonit Krebs, and Maria Perez Barriga

December 18, 2018

Senior Anthony David said a classmate of his, who is a DECA member, introduced him to the opportunity to sponsor a child’s holiday gift. “I was asked by one of the DECA participants if I was willing to sponsor a child,” David said. “I got a little sheet and on there were three things the...

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