DECA competes at state



DECA students at state competition.

Maddie Black, Reporter

Five students qualified for the DECA International Competition on April 25-30 in Anaheim, Calif.: Alexi Fisher and Sydney Rottinghaus, freshmen; Ryan Hovey, Cameron Clark and Megan Brune, seniors.

Fisher competed in Financial Consulting, Rottinghaus competed in Principles of Business Management and Administration, Brune in Food Marketing, Hovey in Retail Merchandising and Clark Professional Selling.

Fifteen students went to the DECA State Competition on March 5-7 in Overland Park Marriott. Ten students made it to the stage, placing in the top 10.

The students prepare for state by practice tests and working on their projects they are going to compete with. Amanda Doane, sponsor, said she was “so impressed with the students. Almost all of our students placed in the top 10, and 600 people competed.”

Doane and Cindy O’Brien, sponsors, help the students with the projects and make sure they are on track and ready to compete for the next competition.

Competitors either do a role-play scenario where they solve a business situation in front of a judge or prepare a project with an ad campaign.

Students who qualified for state only have to pay the air fare and the district pays for the registration, lodging and food.