DECA State Career Development Conference

Students who competed in the 2011 State DECA Conference, March 8-10

Students in the DeForest Area High School DECA Chapter competed at the State Career Development Conference on March 8- 10.  Over 1,500 students from across the state traveled to Lake Geneva for the competition.  Students competed in marketing and management events, each focusing on different area of business i.e; food, sports, retail and restaurant.

Each student was required to take two written tests and participate in two role-play situations that involved problem solving, promotion, and customer service.  Three students qualified for the national competition.

This student was elected State Vice President of Chapter Development

Also during the state conference, a high school junior campaigned for and was elected to a Wisconsin state officer position.  He will be representing Wisconsin DECA during the 2011-12 school year as Vice President of Chapter Development.

The new Vice President of Chapter Development, the national qualifiers, and two students who will be selected to attend a leadership workshop, will be heading to Orlando, Florida at the end of April.

The DeForest Chapter also took home a state award for their efforts in raising $1,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  Students raised the funds through events such as the dad and daughter dance, Mr. Norski contest, and the miracle minute challenge at a football game.

According to one of the DECA member participants, “The conference was a great experience, and we got to meet so many people.”  For additional information about the DAHS DECA chapter, contact advisor John Webster.

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