DECA Competes at State

19 DECA members recently competed at the State Career Development Conference in Lake Geneva.

The students performed role plays that resembled scenarios they would encounter if they worked in business or marketing.  They also took a marketing related exam that tested their knowledge on related concepts.  Students were also able to compete with projects that they created prior to the competition.  

"The students were definitely ready to compete," said Robert Hutchison, chapter advisor.  "Based on the results, it was clear that they spent a lot of time preparing.  Varsha Gouraram, Aarush Jain, and Shreya Ramesh were named Series Champions in multiple events.  It was neat to see them do well in multiple events."

"It was great to be back at the Grand Geneva for an in-person competition," said Hutchison.  "While I was glad we were able to have a virtual State last year, it was nice to be competing in person at the State level again."

1st Place
Varsha Gouraram - Apparel and Accessories Marketing
Rohan Kommuri - Food Marketing
Nicholas Tangwall - Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling

2nd Place
Sneha Chandrashekar - Human Resources
Jackson Rademacher - Accounting Applications

3rd Place
Grace DeCroix - Marketing Communications
Franklin Hu - Entrepreneurship
Aarush Jain - Economics Exam
Clay Kaufman - Restaurant and Food Service Marketing

4th Place
Karen Lu - Financial Consulting

5th Place
Aarush Jain - Accounting Applications
Shreya Ramesh - Financial Consulting

6th Place
Varsha Gouraram - Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling
Shreya Ramesh - Principles of Finance

Honorable Mention
Huda Baloch and Vivian Liang - Business Law and Ethics Team
Aarush Jain - Financial Consulting
Nuha Khatri - Principles of Business, Management, and Administration
Rishika Kommuri and Punitha Manne - Marketing Management Team
Jackson Rademacher - Financial Consulting