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.
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.